‘This ain’t gonna work’: Hawks star Dejounte Murray’s father slams team after 130-114 loss to Lakers as Atlanta was defeated for fifth time in six contests… and trade rumors continue to bubble
The Atlanta Hawks are reeling, and Dejounte Murray’s father thinks it’s time for a shake-up in the organization.
The Hawks’ 130-114 loss to the Lakers on Friday night was their fifth in six games, and Murray’s father took to Twitter after the heartbreaking loss to air his grievances.
‘It won’t work Bruh…. Make changes Now,’ he said.
He continued, ‘I was born in LA and got a lot of family members as Lakers fans. I have to have our team come out playing like they want to Win. I don’t need someone to talk to my family. [laughing crying emoji]. The Lakers ran out of gas and we’re going back to Win? Is that too much to ask?’
Dejounte Murray is averaging over 20 points per game for the Hawks this season
Murray’s father made it clear on Twitter after the game that he believed the team needed a change
After finishing eighth in the Eastern Conference and earning a playoff spot last season, the Hawks have bounced back.
The team is 18-21 and in 10th place in the conference, 2.5 games out of the eighth seed but just two games above the 12th-seeded Raptors.
While the team relied on its potent offense last season, they haven’t been as efficient this time around, with the matchup between the ball-dominant pairing of Murray and Trae Young looking awkward at times.
Young is averaging 27.4 points per game, but is shooting a below-average 41.9 percent from the field, while Atlanta is just 22nd in offensive rating as a team.
Murray is averaging 20.5 points per game on an even better 44.7 percent from the field.
Trae Young and the Hawks have struggled this year as their star man has been inefficient
Whether or not the Hawks move players before the trade deadline, the tweet from Murray’s father follows strong rumblings around the organization.
Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes reported on Dec. 22 that rival GMs believe in Young soon may ask for a tradewhile The Athletic’s Shams Charania previously named the Jazz, Wizards, Nets, Mavs, and Suns as teams interested in Atlanta big man John Collins.
Charania also reported that coach Nate McMillan considered resigning when the team was 17-18, which McMillan said after he made any such decision at the end of the season.
The Hawks will look to get back on track with the Clippers on Sunday.