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Old 04-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

I try my best not to show my homer, but It bugs me that people think the Hawks are the worse team in the NBA. People act like this team isn't the 4th best in the east, and when all is said and done, will be 3rd seed in the east.


People act like we don't have people who can finish games, when we clearly do.

We have one of the best PFs, top 10 SG, rising point guard, and hopefully the return of Al Horford.

We are top 5 team in the east without Al Horford... and hopefully he makes it for the playoffs.

People sleep on this team, but deep, deep inside you know you don't want to see this team in the playoffs Heat/Bulls fans.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

They're not going to win anything. They are just a perennial playoff team who gets bounced off year after year.

It's called playoff fodder.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

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They're not going to win anything. They are just a perennial playoff team who gets bounced off year after year.

It's called playoff fodder.


Okay.. same can be said for Knicks, Pacers, Celtics, Magic, 76ers.. but Hawks are brought down the most out of these teams.


I think Hawks are more likely to make the finals than any team listed above.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

The Hawks actually went on the secound round last year. There is not a lot of team that can say this. Actually only 8 teams can say this. Far from being play-off fodders. A po fodder is someone going out in the first round. Not in the semi-finals of your conf.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
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The Hawks actually went on the secound round last year. There is not a lot of team that can say this. Actually only 8 teams can say this. Far from being play-off fodders. A po fodder is someone going out in the first round. Not in the semi-finals of your conf.


Yeah, and they took the Bulls to 6 games.

Hawks are playing even better than last season, and It looks like Joe will show up for the playoffs this year like last year.

Josh Smith is having a career season which also makes things better and Teague is also better.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:59 AM   #6
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

Let my clarify my post above as I was a bit trolling there. The reason I think ATL is not on anybody's radar is because if you look at the HISTORY of the game, every team that has won a championship had a LEGIT superstar. I'm talking about Jordan, Kobe, Duncan, etc. ATL has none. They're a collection of good players that is why they are in the playoffs every year... but at the same time, they don't have that one player that can get them over the top which is why nobody is picking them as legit contenders.

The only exception that I could think of is the Pistons but their 5 is better and more complete and more experienced / more mentally tough than ATL's 5. Not to mention better coach.

Also, they are playing in a smaller market that doesn't really care about basketball so that's another thing going against them.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:03 AM   #7
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

Because no one likes the Hawks.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:10 AM   #8
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Because no one likes the Hawks.

Even Atlanta.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:23 AM   #9
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

they stayed on the same stage for like 4 years.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:24 AM   #10
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

Because it doesn't look like they are moving forward, just running in place. Once you are good but not great and not moving toward great you tend to get slept on. Combine that with the apathetic market and you get the Hawks.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:25 AM   #11
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

They won't make it past the 2nd round.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:29 AM   #12
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

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I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?
Because they'd had the same team year-after-year pretty much with the same core players, they slowly got better regular season records each season, but the result in the playoffs has been almost exactly the same. Maybe it will be different with Woodson not as coach, but I doubt it.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #13
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

this has been the best hawks team of the Joe Johnson era and I think they cAn beat any team in the east if motivated not saying they will tho
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #14
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

Because Josh Smith takes too many jumpers and they don't have Al Horford.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #15
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Default Re: I don't get it. Why is Atlanta slept on?

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I try my best not to show my homer, but It bugs me that people think the Hawks are the worse team in the NBA. People act like this team isn't the 4th best in the east, and when all is said and done, will be 3rd seed in the east.


People act like we don't have people who can finish games, when we clearly do.

We have one of the best PFs, top 10 SG, rising point guard, and hopefully the return of Al Horford.

We are top 5 team in the east without Al Horford... and hopefully he makes it for the playoffs.

People sleep on this team, but deep, deep inside you know you don't want to see this team in the playoffs Heat/Bulls fans.

...So much wrong here kid.
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