Are the Atlanta Hawks Still Facing an Identity Crisis?

March 29th, 2010 by Mike Foster Leave a reply »
With the playoffs lurking, Hawks fans are going to learn a lot about the team in the next few weeks.

On Wednesday the Hawks face off in the "highlight factory" versus the Lakers, followed by a game in Cleveland on Friday.

The Birds are on an eight-game home winning streak, however their recent road losses have come against the Knicks, Raptors, Bucks, and 76ers.

It's hard to try to critique this team with a serious face. Hawks fans (if they even existed five years ago) have not gotten a taste of a quality team in a long time.

Atlanta sports fans, in general, are always thirsty for one of their teams to pick it up.

But, even though the high-flying Hawks own a 47-26 record, they have fallen behind in most website's NBA Power Rankings, behind teams who have less wins than them.

John Hollinger of, who updates his power rankings daily, currently has Atlanta in ninth place behind teams like San Antonio and Portland (both teams have less wins than Atlanta).

The Hawks have been hovering around the ten spot in the power rankings for the entire half of the season, despite competing for the third ...

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