Originally posted on Hoops Manifesto  |  Last updated 10/8/12




#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.


Summary:  

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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