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Atlanta Hawks Report Card: Early Grades for All the Team's Key Players

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Atlanta Hawks Report Card: Early Grades for All the Team's Key Players
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While the Atlanta Hawks have been on a roller coaster to start the season, they've become one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference with Jeff Teague at the helm. 

They kicked off the season with two consecutive blowouts and three consecutive wins. After being picked apart by Kyle Lowry and the Houston Rockets, they responded promptly by beating LeBron James' Miami Heat.

The ride doesn't end there. They got off to a blistering start against Chicago the next night and racked up a 19-point lead. They squandered that and choked the game away in the closing seconds. Following that, to spiral down even further, they lost to a LeBron James and Dwyane Wade-less Heat team in triple overtime, just days after handing the fully healthy Heat their only loss.

They then beat the lowly Charlotte Bobcats in overtime and then throttled the Bulls and never took their foot off the gas. It's been a season with several ups and downs, but the Hawks have made out better than most people thought after an absolutely brutal opening stretch. They're 7-3 early on, and the schedule only gets easier. 

Here are the grades for each key Hawks player throughout the first 10 games of the season.

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