The Hawks are a team that won in Utah by 23 and lost to the Pistons by 23. Their true identity swings between those extremes. They're solid some nights, soft on other nights. They didn't make any major off-season changes, besides the coach, and therefore no reason to expect the final outcome will be much different, either.
They're built to win 45-50 games, not to beat the Big Four in the East in the playoffs.
Friday, January 21, 2011
NBA.com: Atlanta Hawks Mid-Season Report Card
The Hawks' first-half earns an overall grade of "B" from NBA.com, with their highest mark coming for their defense and their lowest mark coming for coaching. Shaun Powell summarizes: