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To assume this team made enough moves to jump any of the top tier teams in the Eastern Conference—Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks—is simply uneducated.
A second-round exit is the most likely scenario.
I can't imagine Atlanta beating the Bulls or Heat to advance into the Eastern Conference Finals, which they would most likely need to do as those two teams will probably be the top two seeds.
The Bulls got better with Richard Hamilton coming off the bench.
The Heat are the Heat, with LeBron James and Dwayne Wade as the best duo in basketball.
The Celtics made improvements to their bench, but their inability to get a legitimate center may hurt them in a series against the Hawks.
New York signed Tyson Chandler, bringing yet another dominant center to the Eastern Conference.
The Hawks are a solid team, but progress is the key.
A more strict focus on finishing the regular season strong and entering the playoffs healthy as a cohesive unit are key to this team potentially upsetting any of the top-echelon of teams in the East.