We are a month or so until we find out how much heart the Hawks really have. I'm not sure how early these talks are but: What playoff senario would best fit the Hawks for a long playoff run? Or how about this: How would the Hawks need to exploit each playoff senario to win it all??
I personally would like the Hawks to get their swagger back and string some wins together to take the division. Win that and they have the 2 seed going against either Char, Mia, or Tor in the 7th seed. The first round can easily be won with home court advantage.
Then there's likely Boston in the second (which could be a different team since Boston is playing very sub-par). The Hawks have a lot of confidence beating this team and it might go 6 or 7.
That leaves Cleveland and Orlando to kill themselves leaving us to feast of them when they are done. The Lakers have a good chance (meaning if the bear doesn't catch them) to be back in the finals. And in that the Hawks only mis-match (as far as front court) in the west.