Hawks fans we are 10 games into the season and this was a pretty big week for us fans. After losing at home to the Knicks, we managed to go up to New York and give them a little bit of payback which resulted in a blowout. Also it looks like our guys are finally starting to get healthy. With Lou WIlliams and Gustavo Ayon returning, we should get a boost in scoring and hopefully rebounding. Last week was pretty exciting as a fan but this week should be pretty big with you-know-who coming back to play in Atlanta. Before I get too excited, let me start the rankings and how the nation ranks our team after this fun week and huge win. Jason Patt of SBnation.com will start it off for us after moving the Hawks up to #12.
Kyle Korver's consecutive games streak with a made three is now longer than a full season, and Korver is just six games behind Dana Barros for the league record of 89 straight games with a three.
Matt Moore of cbssports.com moves us up to #13 and actually for the moment staying optimistic about this team.
Starting to suck me into buying stock again ... which will only infuriate me further when they fall apart.
Jimmy Spencer of foxsports.com moves us up to #15 after realizing that Atl has a really good team offense.
Atlanta’s offense has been clicking and that makes the Hawks a threat on any given night. Shooting 46.7 percent as a team, the Hawks have yet to score below the century mark this season, and they trail only the Heat in Eastern Conference scoring.
Espn.com has us at #14 after Marc Stein compliments the great job that Coach Bud has been doing so far this season.
Brett Brown has rightly earned many kudos for the early returns on his leap to head coaching off of Gregg Popovich's bench. Just don't ignore Mike Budenholzer's solid start in Atlanta, where Pop's longest-serving disciple has Horford and Millsap clicking and the Hawks scoring the ball freely.
Si.com's Matt Dollinger is a fan of Jeff Teague after putting us at #13. I really like this guy.
We are officially throwing Jeff Teague's name into the hat for Most Improved Player. He's upped his PER from 16.8 to 21.3 and he's pacing a balanced attack by leading Atlanta in scoring (19.4) and assists (9.0).
John Schuhmann of NBA.com continues the upward trend of our Hawks by placing us at #11. So close to being in the top 10.
Jeff Teague is earning that new contract of his, averaging 19.4 points and 9.0 assists. His pick-and-pops with Al Horford are not easy to defend. Now that Lou Williams is back, the backcourt is deep. Shelvin Mack stepped in and racked up 12 assists (and a plus-24) in 24 minutes in New York on Saturday. A home-and-home with the Pistons is a good early season test for both teams.
Finally, Marc J. Spears of yahoo sports moves us up to #13 and reminds us excited fans that Lou WIlliams has returned.
The Hawks received a scoring boost with the recent return of Lou Williams, who averaged 14.1 points last season.
Well everyone that's it for this weeks rankings. Things are looking good for us as we are moving up across the nation of everyone's board. I will say that this has been a fun week looking up the rankings since we have had a successful week. I wish we would have won on national TV against the Knicks but oh well, we kept the game close and seemed to take it as a time to learn since we blew them out in New York. Another thing that I like is that after the complaints by many, Jenkins seemed to get some playing time along with other young players on the roster. Anyway Peachtree Hoops readers, leave me your thoughts in the comments section about the rankings as well as anything else.