Power Ranking the NBA Playoff Teams

16. Atlanta Hawks (43-39)

First Round Matchup: vs. Charlotte Hornets (play-in)

Atlanta and Charlotte should be a very competitive affair. Of course, Atlanta starts and begins with Trae Young. If he’s on his game, the Hawks are a tough out. It’s a roster loaded with sharpshooters surrounding two athletic rim-running bigs (Clint Capela, Onyeka Okongwu). The key will be limiting LaMelo Ball’s impact on the game. You could see a host of defenders try to hound the gifted point guard.

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