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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?

  • Shelden Williams26

    Draft selection: 5 (2006)

    Stats
    117 games played, 4.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg

  • John Collins27

    Draft selection: 19 (2017)

    Stats
    135 games played, 14.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2018)

  • John Jenkins28

    Draft selection: 23 (2012)

    Stats
    98 games played, 5.6 ppg

  • Adam Keefe29

    Draft selection: 10 (1992)

    Stats
    145 games played, 5.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg

  • Al Wood30

    Draft selection: 4 (1981)

    Stats
    19 games played, 4.8 ppg

  • Rumeal Robinson31

    Draft selection: 10 (1990)

    Stats
    128 games played, 10.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg

  • Keith Edmonson32

    Draft selection: 10 (1982)

    Stats
    32 games played, 3.5 ppg

  • Billy Thompson33

    Draft selection: 19 (1986)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks

  • Dallas Comegys34

    Draft selection: 21 (1987)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks

  • Damion James35

    Draft selection: 24 (2010)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks

  • Acie Law36

    Draft selection: 11 (2007)

    Stats
    111 games played, 3.6 ppg

  • Anthony Avent37

    Draft selection: 15 (1991)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks

  • Cal Bowdler38

    Draft selection: 17 (1999)

    Stats
    142 games played, 3.0 ppg

  • Jon Koncak39

    Draft selection: 5 (1985)

    Stats
    717 games played, 4.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.0 bpg

  • Priest Lauderdale40

    Draft selection: 28 (1996)

    Stats
    35 games played, 3.2 ppg

  • Roshown McLeod41

    Draft selection: 20 (1998)

    Stats
    112 games played, 7.3 ppg

  • Roy Marble42
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    Roy Marble

    Draft selection: 23 (1989)

    Stats
    24 games played, 2.1 ppg

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    8

    Butch Lee

    Draft selection: 10 (1978)

    Stats
    49 games played, 7.7 ppg, 3.4 apg

  • Jumaine Jones44

    Draft selection: 27 (1999)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks

  • Shane Larkin45

    Draft selection: 18 (2013)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks