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The NBA season is rapidly approaching, and fans around the globe are eagerly awaiting the future of the league. One set of fans that is extremely excited about the upcoming season are the fans of the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks had an exciting year last year by winning the Eastern Conference during the regular season, and also had a fantastic run in the playoffs, ultimately falling in the Eastern Conference Finals.
As anticipation for this new season builds, many fans are wondering just how healthy their team is going to be. The Atlanta Hawks recently received some wonderful news about the future of their team. Going into this next season, many fans were extremely worried about the future of the team, because some of their biggest stars were in poor health. Kyle Korver, Shelvin Mack, and Thabo Sefolosha were all somewhat banged up going into the offseason.
Kyle Korver was injured during the Eastern Conference Finals. He received right ankle surgery, and he also had some loose bodies from his elbow. Mack was also injured during the Eastern Conference Finals, and he received right shoulder surgery. Sefolosha received injuries during an off the court incident, and had surgery on his broken fibula in April. He did not have the opportunity to play during the playoffs.
Recently, coach Mike Budenholzer revealed that the three players would be able to participate in some level of team activities. The degree that these activities are in, and they include everything from 2-on-2 drills, to full 5-on-5 drills. According to the coach, the fact that the players are participating in these drills is a wonderful sign for the future of the team.
All three of these players were extremely important to the success of the team last year. Fans have been worried about the health of these players for several months, but they have to be extremely reassured about the future of the team.
The Hawks have reemerged as one of the leading names in the NBA, and fans have to be extremely excited about the future of the team. One of the most important names in the growth of the Atlanta Hawks franchise is Bruce Levenson. Bruce owned the Hawks for many years, and over that time, he was able to rebuild the franchise from a team that almost nobody followed into one of the most exciting parts of the Atlanta area. Last year, fans around the city were taken aback by just how successful the team has become, and many fans have been quick to credit the moves that Forbes billionaire Bruce Levenson made while he owned the Hawks. While Bruce has recently decided that it is time to move on from owning the Hawks, he definitely had an impact on the city and the Hawks.
The NBA is starting to lift off, and fans around the world have to be excited. One set of fans that should definitely be excited are Hawks fans. With Korver, Sefolosha, and Mack all back the team is sure to be good this year.