Hawks Insider: With Snyder, Trae Young "Is Going To Have To Grow Up"

Quin Snyder was brought in to establish a strong culture with the Atlanta Hawks. And according to Hawks beat writer Lauren Williams of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that means that superstar Trae Young might have to adjust his attitude. 

When we talked to (GM Landry) Fields after they moved on from (deposed coach) Nate (McMillan), he said that whoever came in would be empowered to hold players accountable and do what they needed to do to win ball games. That tells me Trae is going to be that guy that has to either grow up and buy into what Quin is going to try to implement in terms of schemes, but it’s also a feeling-out process for them. 

From all indications, Snyder will have a say at the end of the season on personnel decisions—who fits in the culture he's trying to establish and who doesn't. 

"This is a hands-on opportunity for him to get to know these guys on a personal level and see what it looks like looking ahead as far as whether these guys are fits or not," said Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. 

Hawks assistant general manager Kyle Korver, the former NBA sharpshooter who's played under Snyder a couple of times, reiterates what we've all been hearing about the respected coach: "I got to watch not just the style of play but just how the organization operated with a certain level of excellence and professionalism and innovation. He's not just a basketball coach but he's a culture setter."

We'll soon find out if Trae can fit into that culture, or if a possible trade is on the horizon this summer.  

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