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Atlanta Hawks’ star point guard Trae Young has dismissed trade rumors, emphasizing his commitment to bringing an NBA championship to Atlanta.

In a recent interview with Taylor Rooks, Young expressed his commitment, stating, “Me getting drafted there felt like a match made in heaven. Like this is something I wanna do. I can defeat the odds here, too,” as reported by Kevin Chouinard.

“For me, my whole vision was to always be here — like my whole goal is to win here. Win championships, bring people here with me and build this, this championship here and dynasty here. But who knows? Like it’s year six now and who knows? Like, for me, I want that.”

Despite swirling speculations about his future, Young reiterated his loyalty to Atlanta, expressing his aspiration to carve out a legacy with the franchise.

This season Young is averaging 26.4 points, 10.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 36.5 minutes per game. It is his sixth year with the Hawks.

With Young on the roster, Atlanta has reached the playoffs three times, exiting in the first round twice and once losing in the Conference Finals to the eventual champions the Milwaukee Bucks in 2021.