20 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks Season

Thursday, October 10, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson

Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat

We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ season-opener in Dallas by giving you 50 things to be excited about this year. With 20 days left, today’s reason is…

The Hawks Transition Game

If the first two preseason games are any indication, the Hawks are going to be fun to watch this season.  A lot of fun.

Part of that is because of this team’s ability to get out and run in transition.  Last year’s Hawks team was very good in the open floor, but this team could be even better.

The forwards on this Atlanta team, namely DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap, Al Horford and Mike Scott, can all run, as we saw this week.  When the Hawks get a defensive rebound or a live ball turnover, there’s no hesitation.  They get it into the hands of a guard quickly, and it’s off to the races.

Being good in the open floor makes you a very hard team to defend, and with no “superstar,” the Hawks will have to rely on transition offense to keep up with some of the league’s best.  So far, so good.

We also want your input. What are you most excited about this upcoming season.  Leave a comment below to let us know, and we may feature your idea in our countdown!

Day 50 – New Faces
Day 49 – First Pelicans Visit
Day 48 – Hawks Social Media
Day 47 – Dennis Schröder
Day 46 – Celebrities at Philips Arena
Day 45 – All-Star Game
Day 44 – Hawks Footwear
Day 43 – Sky Hawk and the Sky Squad
Day 42 – Bakersfield Jam
Day 41 – John Jenkins & Mike Scott
Day 40 – SkyView Atlanta
Day 39 – Drew and Pachulia’s Return
Day 38 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 37 – Production Day
Day 36 – Hawks Intro Video
Day 35 – Overtime Games
Day 34 – Fan Experiences
Day 33 – Learning Foreign Languages
Day 32 – Gustavo Ayón
Day 31 – Open Practice
Day 30 – Live Streaming/Hawks.com
Day 29 – Ryan Cameron
Day 28 – Bob Rathbun & Dominique Wilkins
Day 27 – Paul Millsap
Day 26 – Hawks Shop
Day 25 – Players On Twitter
Day 24 – Kiss Cam
Day 23 – Hawks 6th Man
Day 22 – Harry The Hawk
Day 21 – Junior Cheerleaders

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images

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