Hawks steep learning curve hasn't prevented early-season success


The Atlanta Hawks are off to an 9-5 start and despite fans wondering how long it might take Trae Young and Dejounte Murray to figure out how things will work when they are on the floor together, it's been a pretty smooth adjustment for both so far.

Atlanta Hawks General Manager Landry Fields joined John and Hugh on Tuesday morning and discussed how Trae Young and Dejounte Murray are starting to see how they can bring out the best in each other and in the team.

"What it's sort of become is three different components, three different ways we're playing right now. Trae generates so much offense, so much advantage, when Trae goes off the floor you have to play a whole different way, but with Dejounte now he's a player that can do a lot of the same things," says Hawks GM Landry Fields. "They're still learning to play with one another, progressing, and continuing to create a lot of good advantages for us."

"You're seeing plays that Dejounte can make on defense that generates offense, that gets him going, and Trae is such a wizard out there, so smart, he recognizes when guys have the hot hand, it's a real-time thing and when it happens guys have to play to the strength."

The Hawks can continue to make the statement that they are among the Eastern Conference contenders tonight when they host the current #1 seeded Boston Celtics, who have won 7 straight.

To hear the entire interview with Landry Fields, press play below:

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