NBA The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time  

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A list of the best Atlanta Hawks of all time. The Atlanta Hawks began as the Buffalo Bison in 1946. After bouncing around and changing names a few times, before landing in St. Louis in 1955. Those years in St. Louis featured a number of the greatest players in Hawks history. Hall of Famer Bob Pettit was the star of those Hawks teams of the late '50s and the Hawks captured the franchise's only title in 1958 behind their all star forward. 

The team moved to Atlanta in 1968 where it has remained since. a handful of all stars and even Hall of Famers played for the Hawks during its time in Atlanta. However, despite having a number of great players, the Hawks have never advanced past the second round of the playoffs in the Atlanta era. Dominique Wilkins led some of the entertaining Atlanta teams in the 1980s. Wilkins is one of the most popular players in Hawks history, and one if its best. The high flying Wilkins was a prolific scorer and multiple time slam dunk champion. Doc Rivers, Tree Rollins and Spud Webb are other players who are considered some of the best Hawks ever and some of the best players of all time. More recently, Joe Johnson, Al Horford and Josh Smith are all star players who have led the Hawks and are some of the best players of the past decade.

This is the list of the best Atlanta Hawks of all time. If you see someone who is missing from this list, feel free to add him to this list. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Atlanta Hawks player of all time is. 

1
1,579 140
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Dominique Wilkins Small forward

2
911 278
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

3
984 240
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Pete Maravich Shooting guard

4
934 213
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time

5
763 254
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

6
599 223
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Joe Johnson Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

7
698 280
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Spud Webb Point guard

8
678 258
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Al Horford Small forward, Power forward, Center

9
362 142
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Lenny Wilkens Point guard

10
406 131
Lou Hudson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Lou Hudson Shooting guard, Small forward

11
482 194
Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Doc Rivers Point guard

12
583 132
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
bigulcards added Paul Millsap Power forward

13
304 139
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Kevin Willis Power forward, Center

14
323 166
Mookie Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Mookie Blaylock Point guard

15
263 92
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
RishiIyer added Steve Smith Shooting guard

16
363 145
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
idawg387 added Jeff Teague Point guard

17
351 137
Josh Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Josh Smith Power forward

18
438 128
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
bigulcards added Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

19
168 112
Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Bogart33 added Walt Bellamy Power forward, Center

20
206 122
Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Tree Rollins Center

21
133 134
Cliff Hagan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Cliff Hagan Shooting guard, Small forward

22
89 95
Dan Roundfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
slaft added Dan Roundfield Power forward, Center

23
106 139
Christian Laettner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
slaft added Christian Laettner Power forward, Center

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173 61
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
AlexMuir added Jason Terry Point guard, Shooting guard

25
166 30
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
AlexMuir added Jamal Crawford Point guard, Shooting guard

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89 57
Stacey Augmon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Stacey Augmon Shooting guard, Small forward

27
169 65
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
AlexMuir added Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

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92 115
John Drew is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
John Drew Guard, forward

29
152 57
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Tamis1966 added Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

30
112 64
Kent Bazemore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Justin Kim added Kent Bazemore Shooting guard

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146 75
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tim Hardaway, Jr. Shooting Guard

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22 82
Chuck Share is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
slaft added Chuck Share Center

33
89 31
Shareef Abdur-Rahim is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
ethanb added Shareef Abdur-Rahim Power forward

34
87 36
Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
ethanb added Mike Bibby Point guard

35
57 73
Zelmo Beaty is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Zelmo Beaty Center

36
81 19
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
ethanb added Lou Williams Point guard, Shooting guard

37
78 72
Elton Brand is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Elton Brand Power forward

38
63 50
Antoine Carr is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Antoine Carr Power forward, Center

39
68 36
DeMarre Carroll is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
ethanb added DeMarre Carroll Small forward

40
70 72
Marvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Marvin Williams Small forward, Power forward

41
59 32
Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
ethanb added Rasheed Wallace Small forward, Power forward, Center

42
63 58
Kirk Hinrich is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Justin Kim added Kirk Hinrich Point guard, Shooting guard

43
50 51
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Eddie Johnson

44
72 56
Tyronn Lue is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Tyronn Lue Point guard

45
53 32
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
ethanb added Jerry Stackhouse Shooting guard, Small forward

46
62 51
Thabo Sefolosha is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Justin Kim added Thabo Sefolosha Shooting guard, Small forward

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41 33
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
ethanb added Boris Diaw Point guard, Power forward, Center

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33 55
Bill Bridges is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Bill Bridges Power forward, Center

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34 71
Clyde Lovellette is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
slaft added Clyde Lovellette Power forward, Center

50
32 60
Jon Koncak is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Jon Koncak Center