Buying or Selling the Atlanta Hawks as Legitimate Eastern Conference Threat

December 9th, 2014 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »

Even those most ardent and delusional of Atlanta Hawks fans probably wouldn't have predicted these kind of results after the first month of regular-season action. Now that trends and sample sizes are actually starting to mean something, it's only natural to ask whether this team is for real.

In a sense, the answer is absolutely.

The Hawks may even be good enough to make a surprise appearance in the conference finals—at which point almost anything can happen. While they don't have the feel of a traditional contender, here are the facts.

Through its first 20 games, head coach Mike Budenholzer's club is 14-6 and tied with the Washington Wizards for the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. Currently winners of seven consecutive games, the Hawks have a better record than both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, preseason Finals favorites who've suffered some early ups and downs.

According to Hollinger Team Stats, Atlanta ranks seventh in offensive efficiency with 106.9 points per 100 possessions. It has the league's fourth-best field-goal percentage (47.5) and third-best mark from bey ...

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