Dejounte Murray eager to play with Trae Young
The association Dejounte Murray – Trae Young will be one of the most scrutinized next season. Will the two All-Stars manage to coexist, to make each other stronger, to carry Atlanta again to a conference final, like in 2021?
The questions are many but, on the other hand, there is one thing certain so far: the two players already get along very well. And they therefore want that to translate to the courts.
“We text each other every day, about life, basketball, our families. We are building our relationship”relates the former Spurs to HoopsHype. “He is a very intelligent player, who does everything possible to win. He’s a hard-working All-Star. He wanted me as much as I wanted to come here to help. There is a culture in Atlanta, a brotherhood. It won’t be hard to fit in. I work hard too and I can adapt to any environment. I’ll succeed. Me and him, we’re smart, we like basketball. The main objective is to win. It’s what we both want. »
This will therefore be the Hawks’ guideline this season, with no figures to achieve in the regular season or any particular goal in the playoffs.
“The idea is to progress on a daily basis, to take care of our bodies. I’m not one to have high expectations. I live day by day. I’m just impatient, like the others I think. It won’t be easy, but we have to accept this challenge. »
And individually? Dejounte Murray is coming off his best season of his career, and a remarkable exercise close to the triple-double average, with 21.1 points, 9.2 assists, 8.3 rebounds and 2 steals per game.
What more can or does he want to do in Georgia?
« Already, I want to do my first training », responds the All-Star. “They welcomed me, the players, the coaches and the managers, with open arms and have nothing but love to give me. It’s unique and it’s awesome. I am in a hurry to start the training camp, then to embark on this season. It will be special and fun. »