Amid swirling speculations regarding the future of Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young, former NBA center DeMarcus Cousins has weighed in on the matter, suggesting that it might be time for Young to bid farewell to the Hawks jersey.

In a candid conversation with Rachel Nichols, Cousins expressed his hope that Young’s stint with the Hawks would come to an end, hinting at the potential for a move to the San Antonio Spurs.

“I hope this is the last time we see him in a Hawks uniform,” Cousins remarked, emphasizing his belief that Young’s talent deserves a more conducive environment, whether that’s in Atlanta or elsewhere, preferably with the Spurs.

Cousins and Nichols delved into the prospect of Young joining forces with emerging star Victor Wembanyama in San Antonio, a scenario that Cousins views as a “match made in heaven” for Young’s skill set and aspirations.

Reflecting on his own experiences, Cousins underscored the importance of Young prioritizing his career’s trajectory and finding a situation that maximizes his potential.

Currently in the second year of a lucrative five-year, $215 million contract, Young has been a standout performer for the Hawks, averaging 26.4 points, 10.8 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game this season.

As the NBA offseason approaches, all eyes will be on Young and his decision-making process, as he navigates the delicate balance between loyalty to his current team and the pursuit of optimal career opportunities.