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

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List Rules Vote 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?

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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

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)

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Kevin Huerter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 19 (2018)

Stats
75 games played, 9.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg

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Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 10 (1999)

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

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2000)

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Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 11 (1984)

Stats
753 games played, 14.1 ppg, 9.7 bpg

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

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Josh Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

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)

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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 19 (2017)

Stats
135 games played, 14.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2018)

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Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 17 (2013)

Stats
352 games played, 12.9 ppg, 4.8 apg

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Stacey Augmon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 9 (1991)

Stats
390 games played, 13.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1992)

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Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 19 (2009)

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

Achievements
NBA All-Star (2015)

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Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

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)

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Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 3 (2001)

Stats
Never played for Hawks

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Dion Glover is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 20 (1999)

Stats
273 games played, 8.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg

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Josh Childress is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 6 (2004)

Stats
285 games played, 11.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005)

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DeAndre Bembry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
DeAndre Bembry

Draft selection: 21 (2016)

Stats
146 games played, 6.3 ppg

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Marvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 2 (2005)

Stats
487 games played, 11.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006)

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2 1
Kelly Oubre Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 15 (2015)

Stats
Never played for Hawks

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2 1
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 21 (2003)

Stats
142 games played, 4.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg

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2 1
Adreian Payne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 15 (2014)

Stats
3 games played, 1.7 ppg

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2 1
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 3 (2018)

Stats
Never played for Hawks

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Omari Spellman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 30 (2018)

Stats
46 games played, 5.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg

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Alan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 16 (1995)

Stats
485 games played, 9.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg

Achievements
NBA Most Improved Player (1998)

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Roy Marble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Roy Marble

Draft selection: 23 (1989)

Stats
24 games played, 2.1 ppg

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Priest Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 28 (1996)

Stats
35 games played, 3.2 ppg

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Roshown McLeod is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 20 (1998)

Stats
112 games played, 7.3 ppg

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Butch Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Hawks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Butch Lee

Draft selection: 10 (1978)

Stats
49 games played, 7.7 ppg, 3.4 apg