ESPN and NBA.com have both released their weekly power rankings and if someone had been in a coma since 2003 or so, the number one team wouldÆve come as quite a shock (actually, it probably comes as quite a shock to anyone who has yet to really pay attention to the NBA this season too).á
The Atlanta Hawks are ranked No. 1 in each poll.á WhatÆs the bigger shock though is that itÆs not a misprint and they actually deserve the ranking at this point in the season.
Going into the season, it seemed like the Hawks only marginally improved on what they had last season.á They upgraded slightly on the bench by replacing Flip Murray with Jamal Crawford and they signed Joe Smith to fill the veteran role off the bench (which they did not have last season or the season before that).á
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