Well guys its been a long tough season for the team and for us fans. We are very close to wrapping it up since there are only 2 games left. I for one enjoyed this season seeing as it has been so different when compared to the last couple of season. But before I start to reminisce and get depressed that the season is about to end, lets take a look at the power rankings of where we are ranked amongst the other NBA teams. First up at NBA.com we have John Shuhmann moves us up to #14
Both the Pacers and Nets would probably rather play Atlanta than Chicago in the first round. But the Hawks have two wins against both Indiana and Brooklyn, have been very good (35-22) when Devin Harris has played, are a top-10 defense too, and have been much better offensively than the Bulls. Their most-used lineups have also been very effective. Their most-used lineups have also been very effective.
Marc Stein of ESPN.com move us to #16 and in an odd way compliments by saying this team overachieved.
You've known them for years as the team that keeps hitting its head on the ceiling of the second round. These Hawks, though, can't even get that far. They've overachieved, frankly, to be as high as they are in what realistically was always going to be a stopgap season before a big summer.
Matt Dollinger of SI.com makes a mention of the many lineups that we have used through this season.
The Hawks unveiled their 27th different starting lineup last week after only using 11 different ones all of last season. Larry Drew's been forced to deal with a painful amount of injuries plus a revolving door at the wing positions. Earlier this year, the Hawks became the first team since 2010-11 to use a different starting lineup in 10 straight games. Its most effective starting five by far this season has been the combination of Al Horford, Josh Smith, Kyle Korver, Devin Harris and Jeff Teague. The Hawks are 9-5 with those five starting the game and should have them, barring any late developments, healthy heading into the postseason.