Wednesday's matchup focus needs to be Hawks vs. Mavericks, not Dončić vs. Young


The careers of Trae Young and Luka Dončić will always be tied together after their draft-day trade in 2018 and Wednesday night in Dallas they meet up in another episode of their rivalry.

Atlanta Hawks GM Landry Fields joined John and Hugh on Wednesday morning and explained how despite the promotion of tonight's game being about the two young superstars, the game won't be as simple as one versus the other.

"Whether you're talking to Trae or Luka, it's a matchup, but at the end of the day it's not about you, it's about your teammates as well. Fight off those temptations of 'I need to go at this guy and prove your worthiness,'" says Landry Fields. "The truth is, both great players, and maybe here and there during the game it looks like that. But ultimately who involves their teammates the most, that makes sure teammates are in rhythm, you're going to need everyone involved to get the game."

So far Dončić has had the better results as the two have matched up six times with the Mavericks winning four of those games.

To listen to the entire interview with Hawks GM Landry Fields, click play below:

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