The impact of Dejounte Murray becoming a member of the Atlanta Hawks

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How the Atlanta Hawks offense can benefit from Dejounte Murray

The paring of Murray and Young is one which is going to be very difficult to contain. Young was third in the league last season in assists per game. Murray, who was leading the Spurs, was fourth in the league. This means that the Hawks have potentially come up with their solution for when Young sits.

Obviously, the two of them will start but then Nate McMillan will have the luxury of being able to stagger their minutes so that he has a high-quality play-maker on the floor at all times. This is going to keep the offense moving at all times.

On top of that, Murray is a very efficient scorer, especially when he is attacking the hoop. While he is only 6’4″, Murray has an incredible 6’10” wingspan which makes him an incredibly difficult proposition to stop at the rim.

On top of that, this is also going to allow Young to play off-ball a whole lot more. This means that he is going to be able to create space from his defender coming off screens. When Young gets open, he becomes an incredibly hard player to stop. Offensively, assuming that they click, the Hawks’ backcourt is going to be special, especially if Young can get out in transition more.