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The 10 Most Improved Teams Of 2014-15 From Last Season

Dale Zanine | USA TODAY Sports

2 – Atlanta Hawks

2013-2014 win-loss record: 38-44

2014-2015 win-loss record: 60-22

The Hawks made no major moves in the offseason as their improvement came from within resulting in an unprecedented strong hold at the top of the Eastern Conference standings. The perfect recognition of their style of play happened in February when all five starters were awarded the Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors for January and four of them, namely Al Horford, Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague, and Kyle Korver were selected to the East’s All Star squad. Outside of their offense, the team also sharpened their claws on defense and the result is a huge jump from last year’s 26th to this season’s 16th best shot blocking numbers and also an up from their 9th ranking last season to own the 5th best steals total per game. The Hawks are the Eastern Conference’s version of the mighty San Antonio Spurs with the way they move the ball and how they embrace the “we, not me” mentality. It also helps that Coach Bud is a product of Gregg Popovich’s genius.

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