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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. 
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Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Small forward
Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...more

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Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Center
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo (born June 25, 1966) is a Congolese American retired professional basketball player. Mutombo played 18 seasons in the National Basketball ...more

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Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Shooting guard
Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988), known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was an American professional basketball player. Maravich was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, part of ...more

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Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Power forward, Center
Robert Lee Pettit Jr. (born December 12, 1932) is an American retired professional basketball player. He played 11 seasons in the NBA, all with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954–1965). He was ...more

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Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Power forward, Center
Moses Eugene Malone (March 23, 1955 – September 13, 2015) was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association ...more

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Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Shooting guard/Small forward
Joseph Marcus Johnson (born June 29, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Tri-State Triplets of the BIG3 professional basketball league. He played high ...more

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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Center
Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for ...more

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Lou Hudson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Louis Clyde Hudson ("Sweet Lou") (July 11, 1944 – April 11, 2014) was an American National Basketball Association (NBA) player, who was an All-American at the University of Minnesota ...more

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Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Point guard
Anthony Jerome "Spud" Webb (born July 13, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball point guard. Webb, who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), is known for ...more

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Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
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Paul Millsap (born February 10, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A power forward from Louisiana Tech ...more

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Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Point guard
Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937) is an American former basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been inducted three times into the ...more

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Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Point guard
Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers (born October 13, 1961) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball ...more

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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
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Kyle Elliot Korver (born March 17, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
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Steven Delano Smith (born March 31, 1969) is an American retired basketball player who is currently a basketball analyst for Turner Sports. After a collegiate career with Michigan State, he ...more

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Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Power forward, Center
Kevin Alvin Willis (born September 6, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player mostly known for playing with the Atlanta Hawks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more

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Josh Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Power forward
Joshua Smith (born December 5, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Entering the NBA ...more

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Mookie Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Point guard
Daron Oshay "Mookie" Blaylock (born March 20, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent 13 years in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the New ...more

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Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
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Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Teague played college ...more

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Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Center
Wayne Monte "Tree" Rollins (born June 16, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Atlanta ...more

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Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
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Walter Jones Bellamy (July 24, 1939 – November 2, 2013) was an American professional basketball player. A four-time NBA All-Star, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of

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Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
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Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
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Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
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Cliff Hagan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Clifford Oldham Hagan (born December 9, 1931) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6-4 forward who excelled with the hook shot, Hagan, nicknamed "Li'l Abner", played ...more

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Dan Roundfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks of All Time
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