2012/13 NBA Team Rankings & Previews: #15 Atlanta Hawks

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#15 – Atlanta Hawks

2011/12 Record: 40-26, lost Eastern Conference First Round

2012/13 Projected Record: 42-40 playoffs  

Key Additions:

Devin Harris – Point Guard
Lou Williams – Shooting Guard
John Jenkins – Shooting Guard
Anthony Morrow – Small Forward
Kyle Korver – Small Forward
Anthony Tolliver – Power Forward

Key Departures:

Joe Johnson – Shooting Guard
Marvin Williams – Small Forward
Kirk Hinrich – Point Guard
Willie Green – Shooting Guard
Tracy McGrady – Small Forward

Depth Chart:

Point Guard: Devin Harris, Jeff Teague
Shooting Guard: Lou Williams, John Jenkins
Small Forward: Anthony Morrow, Kyle Korver
Power Forward: Josh Smith, Anthony Tolliver
Center: Al Horford, Zaza Pachulia

The X Factor:

Devin Harris

Devin Harris was an All-Star in 2009, but his play has pretty much gone downhill since then.  If he can come close to regaining his All-Star form, it will go a long way towards replacing Joe Johnson.


After another playoff flameout, the Hawks desperately needed their roster blown up.  Mission completion.  But this is in no way a rebuilding team – they still will be very competitive and will be making a playoff appearance once again this year.

NBA Preseason Power Rankings

#16 – Chicago Bulls
#17 – Utah Jazz
#18 – Golden State Warriors
#19 – Portland Trailblazers
#20 – Milwaukee Bucks
#21 – Cleveland Cavaliers
#22 – New Orleans Hornets
#23 – Washington Wizards
#24 – Toronto Raptors
#25 – Sacramento Kings
#26 – Phoenix Suns
#27 – Houston Rockets
#28 – Detroit Pistons
#29 – Orlando Magic
#30 – Charlotte Bobcats

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