Trae Young, De’Andre Hunter available to play vs. Suns Tuesday

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots after being fouled by Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Credit: John Amis

Credit: John Amis

According to Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce, Trae Young and De’Andre Hunter will be available to play when the Hawks (8-32) host the Phoenix Suns (16-23) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at State Farm Arena.

Young and Hunter both went through shootaround Tuesday morning. In Monday’s injury report, Young was listed as questionable with left hamstring pain, and Hunter was listed as questionable with a right index finger sprain.

In the Hawks' loss in Brooklyn on Sunday, Hunter logged a quiet 17 minutes (two points on 1-for-5 shooting, one rebound, one assist), and Young sat out entirely.

Young said had been feeling pain in his hamstring since before the Hawks’ loss in D.C. Friday -- by his standards, he looked off his game in the defeat, with 19 points and seven assists in 31 minutes, shooting 7-for-20 from the field (35%) and 0-for-7 from 3-point range.

“It’s just been some lingering pain,” Young said. “It happened before we played in D.C. and just been trying to play through it, but I just felt like I wanted to take care of it a little bit better when we got to New York.”

Also, center Alex Len is questionable for Tuesday’s game with lower back pain, per Pierce, who added it’s something Len has been struggling with for a while.

“It’s something that he’s had since he’s been here that flares up from time to time,” Pierce said. “I don’t know if there was a specific incident this time, but that’s been consistent since he’s been here.”

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