The Atlanta Hawks enter the 2016 NBA All-Star Break with a 31-24 record on the season. Where do they fall in this week’s Eastern Conference Power Rankings?
The 2016 NBA All-Star Break is upon us and your Atlanta Hawks are going into the break with a strong road win over the reeling Chicago Bulls, as they clobbered the Bulls in the United Center Wednesday night, 113-90.
At 31-24, the 2015-16 Atlanta Hawks are a far cry from last year’s club that went 60-22 to gain the top seed in the 2015 Eastern Conference Playoffs en route to a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history.
That being said, Atlanta is still one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference in 2015-16, boasting the fourth-best record in the Conference and have a 1.0 game lead over the rival Miami Heat in the Southeast Division.
Trade rumors surrounding Al Horford, Kyle Korver, and Jeff Teague have made for an interesting last few weeks for the Atlanta Hawks. The rumor mill will hopefully stop by 3:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 18th when the NBA trade deadline comes and goes.
With the team Atlanta has now, the Hawks can battle for a return trip to the Eastern Conference Finals if they can consistently fire on all cylinders. Here are the Eastern Conference Power Rankings heading into the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto.
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