Have Hawks earned elite status in East?
PER Diem: Nov. 25, 2009
Updated: November 25, 2009, 12:15 PM ETBy John Hollinger | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Gregory SmithJosh Smith seems to have finally realized his potential, leading the charge for Atlanta in its 11-3 start.Is the East's Big 3 now a Big 4? Perhaps so. The Hawks are off to a rousing 11-3 start that includes a perfect record at home and road wins over the likes of Boston and Portland, making a strong case that Atlanta will rival Boston, Cleveland and Orlando for Eastern supremacy all season.