Originally Posted by insidehoops
It's also not impossible for the hawks to lose in the first round
This is true, but I doubt it. I see them getting to the second round no matter who they face in the first. I would love to see the Bobcats move up and snatch the 5th seed, to face ATL in the first round. I seriously doubt the C's slip enough to let the Hawks grab that 3rd seed.
Pending if Lebron stays in Cleveland, it would be very difficult for the Hawks to finish any season in the next coming years higher than a 4th seed. The Magic and C's are just too good. If King James moves to NY (please God please!) then I can see the Hawks getting into that 3rd slot.