Power Rankings: Hawks In Good Position At Break
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Only Oklahoma City and Orlando have seen a bigger drop-off in NetRtg from last season. Still, with a chance to get back to the conference semis and with some extra Draft picks in their bag, the Hawks could be buyers at the deadline.
Paul Millsap will apparently be around through the trade deadline, and Dennis Schroder is averaging 17.0 points and 5.5 assists in February, so there are reasons to be optimistic about Atlanta's chances.
As with Denver, Atlanta's outlook changed drastically in just a matter of weeks. Instead of trying to trade Paul Millsap for assets, the Hawks reportedly are looking to add pieces to the roster before the deadline.
With Thabo Sefolosha out, versatile first-rounder DeAndre Bembry has finally started getting some run off the bench this month for the Hawks and has been pretty solid in spot minutes. Don’t be shocked if his role expands sooner than later.