Atlanta Hawks Road Schedule in 2013-14
The Atlanta Hawks will be flying all over the country this season to face
all of the best teams that the National Basketball League has to offer. The Hawks are rebuilding their roster right now, but
have some solid players that could keep them in contention for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference in 2013-14. The Hawks
know that the Eastern Conference is not all that strong this season, so a playoff berth is within their grasp. Winning on
the road in the NBA is never easy, but it is crucial to securing enough wins to reach the playoffs more often than not. The
Hawks will try to take it to some of the top teams in the East away from home this season, and you can be there to see all
of the action for yourself.
The Hawks will be looking to take down the Miami Heat when they head to South Florida this
season. The Heat have won the last three Eastern Conference Championships and the last two NBA Championships, but the Hawks
never back down from anyone. A few victories in South Beach this season could be just what this Hawks team needs to boost
their confidence. The Heat are just one of a multitude of good teams the Hawks hope to beat on the road in 2013-14.
Atlanta Hawks Team Info
The Atlanta Hawks are a pro hoops team that is a part of the NBA's Southeast Division,
a division that also serves as the home of the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Charlotte Bobcats and Washington Wizards. The Hawks
are rebuilding right now, but also fielding a competitive team, something that is extremely difficult to do. Atlanta general
manager Danny Ferry quickly made it clear two off-seasons ago that he would be overhauling the Hawks roster when he traded
guard Joe Johnson, the face of the franchise at the time, for little more than expiring contracts and a couple of draft picks.
The move has given the Hawks some serious flexibility going forward, and Hawks fans are excited to see how this roster is
constructed. The team continued their makeover this past off-season when they let longtime Hawks forward Josh Smith walk via
free agency. Johnson and Smith had been part of several Hawks playoff teams, but Ferry saw that the roster had reached its
ceiling and wanted to start over and build a title contender. While that is a long process, the Hawks do have a cornerstone
to build around in big man Al Horford. Though Horford suffered a season-ending injury early in the 2013-14 season, he remains
one of the most solid two-way frontcourt players in the entire National Basketball Association. Ferry landed a real bargain
in the off-season when he signed free agent Paul Millsap to a fantastic contract, and Millsap has helped keep this team afloat
in Horford's absence. The Eastern Conference is not very strong this season after the first two spots, and the Hawks are hoping
to capitalize on that and sneak into the playoffs.
When you're there in person at an NBA
game, there is an excitement in the air that can't be duplicated in any living room, man cave or sports bar. There is nothing
better than being there in the stands when your favorite players take to the hardwood. The Atlanta Hawks are always an entertaining
team, and people all over the country hit the stands at arenas across the nation to see them play. If you've never been to
a Hawks road game, then this is the season to change that. Join in on the fun by seeing Atlanta take on a top team away from
their friendly confines of Philips Arena this year.
Atlanta Hawks Trivia
What point guard did the Atlanta
Hawks select in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft?
The answer is German point guard Dennis Schroeder, who has drawn
comparisons to a young Rajon Rondo. The team re-signed point guard Jeff Teague in the off-season, but the selection of Schroeder
has led to speculation that Teague could be moved once the German talent is ready to take the reins of the team, which could
be a few years. Still, Schroeder shined in Summer League play and look to have a very high ceiling at the point guard position.
Hawks fans are excited to see how this prospect develops.
Atlanta Hawks History
The Atlanta Hawks first
took to the court in 1946 as the Buffalo Bisons. The team moved around a bit and underwent a number of name changes before
settling on the Atlanta Hawks in 1968. The team has had some fantastic NBA players take the floor in Atlanta over the years,
such as Doc Rivers, Dominique Wilkins and Kevin Willis. The Hawks have won their division title four times over the course
of their history and are hoping to reach the NBA Finals in the not-too-distant future.