The Atlanta Hawks in 2013-14
The Atlanta Hawks have been flying high this season as they've taken on some of the
toughest opponents that the National Basketball Association has to offer. The Hawks came into the season with high hopes after
a busy offseason that has put this team in a solid position in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks have played well against
Eastern Conference opponents this season and have taken advantage of the conference's relatively weak crop of clubs in 2013-14.
The Hawks have a solid collection of talent that the organization is hoping will aid them in contending for a playoff spot
in the Eastern Conference this season. The two best teams in the East appear to be the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat, and
they seem to be locks for the top two seeds in the conference come playoff time. However, the other six spots are up for grabs,
and the Hawks definitely have enough talent to make a play for one of them.
The Hawks are amidst a major makeover right
now, seeing the core of their team from the past few seasons move on to different teams. The team let forward Josh Smith walk
via free agency in the offseason, signaling a new era for the Atlanta Hawks. The club looks to be looking to rebuild the roster
on the fly around talented big man Al Horford, but the team lost Horford to a season-ending injury early in the 2013-14 campaign.
The Hawks have been able to stay afloat, though, thanks to a great move in the offseason, signing free agent Paul Millsap.
The team also made some smaller moves that should help the team compete now without mortgaging their future in the process.
The Hawks are in a unique position where they're rebuilding the roster from the ground up while fielding a competitive squad.
To be able to make the playoffs while retooling the roster would be an impressive feat, even in a weak Eastern Conference.
The Hawks look to have enough firepower to make it happen this season, and once they're in the playoffs one never knows how
things may play out. Get out to a Hawks playoff game this season if Atlanta can play well enough down the stretch to earn
a spot in the postseason.
The Experience of an Atlanta Hawks Playoff Game
The National Basketball League
is the cream of the crop when it comes to hoops, and everyone who has been to an NBA game in person can attest to that. The
NBA features players from all over the globe that have come to the United States and Canada to play in the best basketball
league. That's why every game is incredibly exciting, as fans get to see the best of the best battle it out on the hardwood.
That level of excitement is taken to a whole new level in the postseason, though. There is an amazing energy in the air when
the Hawks take to the court to take on some of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, so make sure to get out to a Hawks
Atlanta Hawks Trivia
What team did the Atlanta Hawks trade former franchise cornerstone
Joe Johnson to?
The answer is the Brooklyn Nets. The trade, made by Atlanta Hawks executive Danny Ferry, has been hailed
by many experts and fans as the trade that kick-started the Hawks' rebuilding process and gave them the kind of flexibility
that is extremely valuable in the modern NBA.
Atlanta Hawks Postseason History
The Atlanta Hawks have
had some incredible seasons throughout their history, which began in 1946 when the team was founded as the Buffalo Bisons.
The organization moved to Milwaukee and took on the Hawks name several years later before eventually moving to Atlanta in
1968. The team won its lone championship in 1958, when the franchise was known as the St. Louis Hawks. That year the Hawks
defeated the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the NBA Finals. Overall, the team has won four division titles and four conference championships.
The team has not been to the NBA Finals since 1961, and the Hawks are looking to change that as soon as possible.
Fans of the Atlanta Hawks love to see their team play in person, and that is definitely the case when the
Hawks reach the postseason. This team has given their fans some serious thrills in the playoffs in the past, and the fans
know that everyone in Atlanta wants to be at the arena for the biggest playoff matchups. It doesn't get any better than seeing
the best athletes in the world do battle with the best teams that the NBA has to offer, so people pour into the stadium each
postseason to be a part of the action. Join the most loyal Hawks fans in the stands at Philips Arena this season to see the
team fight to move on to the next round of the playoffs.