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Peachtree Hoops Aug 25, 2014

NBA Power Rankings: Hawks ranked 5th in the East by Sports Illustrated

The Atlanta Hawks haven't always garnered a lot of positive attention nationally, but one writer ranks the team fifth in the suddenly ultra-competitive Eastern Conference. In a world in which many pundits seem to ignore the Atlanta Hawks entirely, it is always nice to see some positive thought surrounding the team. Al Horford is back, the wing depth has been bolstered, and some new blood has been added to the front line in the form of rookie Adreian Payne. With that, preseason power rankings have begun to circulate, and one writer paints the Hawks in a fairly positive light. Rob Mahoney of...

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