Hawks 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

August 12th, 2015 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

The Atlanta Hawks had a surprising run to first place in the East this past season, only to be swept by Cleveland in the conference finals. 

Wednesday marked the release of the Hawks' 2015-16 schedule, which can be viewed by clicking here, courtesy of NBA.com. Atlanta will have its work cut out to ascend to the top of the East again now that the Cavaliers will have the chance to fully jell.

Versatile swingman DeMarre Carroll left the Hawks for Toronto in free agency. Team-oriented as Atlanta's brand of basketball under coach Mike Budenholzer is, Carroll's absence will be most difficult to overcome, as he was the 2.0 version of a "glue guy."

Odds Shark has the Hawks as a 40-1 shot to win the NBA title, behind Cleveland, Chicago and Miami in the East and the majority of prospective playoff participants in the West. Hardly any respect for a squad that had the second-best record in the Association in 2014-15.

Most are discounting Atlanta's chances to emulate its recent success. Read on for a breakdown of the Hawks' biggest matchups and a final record prediction.



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