Best and Worst-Case Scenarios for Atlanta Hawks’ 2015-16 Season

September 25th, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

After winning 60 regular-season tilts and securing an Eastern Conference Finals appearance in 2014-15, the Atlanta Hawks have a very specific problem on their hands: Where do they go from here?

Although they did lose DeMarre Carroll to the Toronto Raptors in free agency, the Hawks are still in a position of relevance. They retained Paul Millsap, traded for Tiago Splitter and have the ability to replace Carroll with a platoon of Tim Hardaway Jr., Justin Holiday, Kent Bazemore and a healthy Thabo Sefolosha.

But new seasons bring varying levels of optimism, pessimism and realism. In this preview for the upcoming 2015-16 campaign, I synced with Bleacher Report's foremost authority on all things Hawks, Adam Fromal, to help us sort through the different ways in which we can judge Atlanta's encore bid.

Can the Hawks replicate last season's success? Are they due for a drastic decline following a franchise-best crusade? Or will they, like so many others, fall somewhere in between?


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