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The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Updated July 26, 2019 485 votes 19 voters45 items

List RulesVote based only on career success with the Atlanta Hawks. Only picks made since the NBA/ABA merger (since 1977).

The history of Atlanta Hawks first-round draft picks is not as deep as some other franchises in the NBA, but there have been a few stars. Most of the top Atlanta Hawks players have come to the team via trade or free agency, such as Dominique Wilkins, Joe Johnson, Paul Millsap, Trae Young.

Meanwhile, Atlanta Hawks draft picks have a mixed history. Al Horford, one the best players in the NBA right now, is the exception, and the franchise has suffered more than its share of notorious NBA draft busts.

So which of these players should be considered the best Hawks first-round pick? Which shouldn't be near the top? The stats below reflect only a player's time with the Hawks, and that's what you should base your vote on. Which of these players helped the Hawks franchise the most?

  • Jason Terry1

    Draft selection: 10 (1999)

    Stats
    403 games played, 16.2 ppg, 5.5 apg, 3.3 rpg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2000)

  • Al Horford2

    Draft selection: 3 (2007)

    Stats
    578 games played, 14.3 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.2 bpg

    Achievements
    4× NBA All-Star (2010, 2011, 2015, 2016,)
    All-NBA Third Team (2011)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (2008)

  • Kevin Willis3

    Draft selection: 11 (1984)

    Stats
    753 games played, 14.1 ppg, 9.7 bpg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Star (1992)
    All-NBA Third Team (1992)

  • Kevin Huerter4

    Draft selection: 19 (2018)

    Stats
    75 games played, 9.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg

  • Stacey Augmon5

    Draft selection: 9 (1991)

    Stats
    390 games played, 13.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1992)

  • Tree Rollins6

    Draft selection: 14 (1977)

    Stats
    814 games played, 7.0 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.8 bpg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Defensive First Team (1984)
    NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1983)

  • Dion Glover7

    Draft selection: 20 (1999)

    Stats
    273 games played, 8.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg

  • Jeff Teague8

    Draft selection: 19 (2009)

    Stats
    518 games played, 12.1 ppg, 5.2 apg, 1.2 spg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Star (2015)

  • Luka Dončić9

    Draft selection: 3 (2018)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks

  • Josh Childress10

    Draft selection: 6 (2004)

    Stats
    285 games played, 11.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005)

  • Marvin Williams11

    Draft selection: 2 (2005)

    Stats
    487 games played, 11.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006)

  • DeAndre Bembry12
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    DeAndre Bembry

    Draft selection: 21 (2016)

    Stats
    146 games played, 6.3 ppg

  • Alan Henderson13

    Draft selection: 16 (1995)

    Stats
    485 games played, 9.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg

    Achievements
    NBA Most Improved Player (1998)

  • Boris Diaw14

    Draft selection: 21 (2003)

    Stats
    142 games played, 4.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg

  • DerMarr Johnson15

    Draft selection: 6 (2000)

    Stats
    150 games played, 6.7 ppg

  • Jack Givens16

    Draft selection: 16 (1978)

    Stats
    156 games played, 6.7 ppg

  • Adreian Payne17

    Draft selection: 15 (2014)

    Stats
    3 games played, 1.7 ppg

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.18

    Draft selection: 15 (2015)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks

  • Omari Spellman19

    Draft selection: 30 (2018)

    Stats
    46 games played, 5.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg

  • Josh Smith20

    Draft selection: 17 (2004)

    Stats
    676 games played, 15.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.2 apg, 2.1 bpg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2010)
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005)

  • Don Collins21

    Draft selection: 18 (1980)

    Stats
    47 games played, 12.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg

  • Dennis Schröder22

    Draft selection: 17 (2013)

    Stats
    352 games played, 12.9 ppg, 4.8 apg

  • Pau Gasol23

    Draft selection: 3 (2001)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks

  • Doug Edwards24
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    Doug Edwards

    Draft selection: 15 (1993)

    Stats
    54 games played, 2.0 ppg

  • Ed Gray25

    Draft selection: 22 (1997)

    Stats
    60 games played, 6.2 ppg