The Underrated Atlanta Hawks!

Before this NBA season started when you thought of the best teams in the Eastern Conference you probably thought of Boston, Cleveland, and Orlando. Well you would be right because right now each of those teams are in first place in their respected divisions in the Eastern Conference. The Atlanta Hawks have been quietly putting together a good season though. Not many people realize they are really good. They are currently 21-8 with a .724 winning percentage and only a ½ game behind Orlando who is 22-8. The Hawks were good last season to 47-35 finishing 12 games behind Orlando in their division, but they had the 4th best record in the East. Being in the east which is much weaker than the West, finishing 4th, and being the Atlanta Hawks they don't get much respect. The Atlanta Hawks have become one of my favorite teams to watch with: Mike Bibby, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Marvin Williams, and Al Horford. They only have one Superstar in Joe Johnson, but a good core of players around him. Then they have a decent bench lead by two former Bulls Jamal Crawford who found his role off the bench, and Joe Smith. They also have Zaza Pachulia, Maurice Evans, and Jeff Teague. Look out for the Atlanta Hawks Playoff time because I think they will cause some upsets and go deep into the playoffs.