Schlenk says loss to Lakers a "learning experience"

John and Hugh
November 13, 2018 - 10:25 am

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The Atlanta Hawks will look to snap a four-game losing streak tonight against the Golden State Warriors.

The Hawks are coming off a heart-breaking 107-106 loss to the Lakers on Sunday. Despite the loss, it was another great showing by rookie guard Trae Young, who put up another double-double on the season. 

Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk joined John and Hugh on Tuesday. While he's a little disappointed they didn’t win, he views the loss as a “learning experience.”

“I’ll take that any day rather than losing the game in the first 10 minutes. It was good to see the competitive fire and hopefully the next time we’re in that position, we finish it.” 

As Atlanta gets set to face the Warriors tonight in the second of their four-game road trip, the opportunity to see how that franchise has developed is something to assist his players in their development. 

While they haven’t had team leader John Collins on the court yet, he is progressing, according to Schlenk. 

“We’re getting close with John (Collins), we’re hopeful that by the end of this road trip that he will be out there. If not, we may have him back for the next homestand."