Trae Young believes the pairing with Dejounte Murray is going to be “scary” for the rest of the league. The Hawks superstar joined Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports and discussed the prospect of playing with Murray next season.
Murray joined the Hawks via trade from the Spurs this summer. He had an All-Star season in San Antonio averaging 21.1 points, 9.2 assists and 8.3 rebounds through 68 regular season games.
“I mean that’s kind of scary, if you think about it. I mean, I think people don’t really understand, I mean, how dynamic of a backcourt that can be, I mean, with two guys who can score. I mean, both can score 20 plus. Both can get nine plus assists a game.”
Both Young and Murray are capable offensive threats, while Murray is also a plus defender, especially on the ball. Murray seems to be exactly what Young needed beside him to bring the Hawks into a more prominent role in the East.
“You can’t really double one or the other, and if you do, you really pick your poison, because we have other weapons around. So it’s gonna be a fun season, and I think, I mean, having another guard, like Dejounte, who can playmake and that sort of thing, it’s gonna to be good for us,” Young said.
NBA season starts on October 18 and the Atlanta Hawks are expected to be among the most prominent teams in Eastern Conference. With Young and Murray at the helm, Atlanta might be in a good place to make a deep NBA playoff run next season.