Top 10 Players Atlanta Hawks of All-Time

Top 10 Players Atlanta Hawks of All-Time


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Atlanta Hawks

Honorable Mentions:

20. Walt Bellamy

19. Dan Roundfield

18. Al Horford

17. Doc Rivers

16. Eddie Johnson

15. Tree Rollins

14. Bill Bridges

13. Josh Smith

12. Steve Smith

11. Joe Johnson


10. Mookie Blaylock

Seasons in ATL:

7 (1970-1974)

Stats w/ the Hawks

14.9 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 7.3 APG, 2.9 Stocks, 41.3 FG%

Blaylock narrowly edges Joe Johnson for the final spot on our list because he was more well-rounded, especially on defense. Both players represented the Hawks in the All-Star game during their time in Atlanta and both had the best years of their career with the Hawks, but Blaylock’s defensive prowess gives him the advantage here. On the NBA’s all-time leaderboard, Blaylock ranks fourth in steals per game and he’s the franchise leader in steals (1,321). He led the league in steals for two consecutive seasons and was named to six NBA All-Defensive Teams (two First Teams, four Second Teams) in his seven years as a Hawk. Blaylock is also Atlanta’s all-time leader in made three-point field goals. He made the All-Star team in 1994, averaging 13.8 points, 9.7 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game.

MILWAUKEE - 1973: Pete Maravich #44 of the Atlanta Hawks calls for the ball during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1973 season at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1973 NBAE (Photo by Vernon Biever/NBAE via Getty Images)

9. Pete Maravich

Seasons in ATL:

4 (1970-1974)

Stats w/ the Hawks 

24.3 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.6 APG, 1.7 Stocks, 44.8 FG%

Pistol Pete was a singular talent the NBA may never see the likes of which again. A masterful ball handler and visionary passer, Maravich did things with the ball that had never been seen before back in the 60s and 70s, things that you don’t even see in today’s game. He only spent four seasons in Atlanta, but they were particularly memorable when he teamed up with Sweet Lou Hudson to create one of the highest scoring backcourts in NBA history. The leading scorer in NCAA history, Maravich was taken first overall by the Hawks in the 1970 NBA Draft. His flashy style was not a natural fit alongside Hudson and Walt Bellamy, but he eventually found his role and earned two All-Star appearances and one Second Team All-NBA selection. Though Pistol Pete didn’t find much playoff success in Atlanta, his inventive playing style and knack for scoring put butts in the bleachers and helped revolutionize the creativity of the game itself. This Hall of Famer trails only Dominique Wilkins (26.4) and Bob Pettit (26.4) on the franchise’s career leaders list in points per game.


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