Atlanta Hawks’ road from contenders to pretenders

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The difference between a contender and pretender is very slim. There were teams in the past that had excellent seasons yet failed to reach the NBA Finals, just think about the 2006-2007 (67W-15L) Dallas Mavericks and their first round elimination in the hands of the Golden State Warriors.

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The Atlanta Hawks are a part of this year’s Eastern Conference Finals, but they were very unconvincing all the way. They could’ve been eliminated by Paul Pierce and the Washington Wizards if there was not that unfortunate John Wall hand injury incident.

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Mike Budenholzer won the coach of the year award, but there’s high probability that his colleague David Blatt will win the Eastern Conference. The saddest part is that the Atlanta Hawks are not putting enough effort even against a Cavaliers team that has two of their three best key players out injured, Kyrie Irving is resting his hamstring and is set to day to day whilst Kevin Love is out for the season.

There is lot to think about this summer, if you’re the Atlanta Hawks, because it is highly unlikable that they’ll reach the finals this year. The question is how to improve this team and add players that will allow Budenholzer’s system to dominate the league, not only the regular season in the Eastern Conference.

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