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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?

  • 1
    Jason Terry

    Draft selection: 10 (1999)

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

    Achievements
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2000)

  • 2
    Al Horford

    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)

  • 3
    Kevin Willis

    Draft selection: 11 (1984)

    Stats
    753 games played, 14.1 ppg, 9.7 bpg

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

  • 4
    Kevin Huerter

    Draft selection: 19 (2018)

    Stats
    75 games played, 9.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg

  • 5
    Stacey Augmon

    Draft selection: 9 (1991)

    Stats
    390 games played, 13.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1992)

  • 6
    Tree Rollins

    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)

  • 7
    Dion Glover

    Draft selection: 20 (1999)

    Stats
    273 games played, 8.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg

  • 8
    Jeff Teague

    Draft selection: 19 (2009)

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

    Achievements
    NBA All-Star (2015)

  • 9
    Luka Dončić

    Draft selection: 3 (2018)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks

  • 10
    Josh Childress

    Draft selection: 6 (2004)

    Stats
    285 games played, 11.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005)

  • 11
    Marvin Williams

    Draft selection: 2 (2005)

    Stats
    487 games played, 11.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006)

  • 12
    DeAndre Bembry
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    DeAndre Bembry

    Draft selection: 21 (2016)

    Stats
    146 games played, 6.3 ppg

  • 13
    Alan Henderson

    Draft selection: 16 (1995)

    Stats
    485 games played, 9.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg

    Achievements
    NBA Most Improved Player (1998)

  • 14
    Boris Diaw

    Draft selection: 21 (2003)

    Stats
    142 games played, 4.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg

  • 15
    DerMarr Johnson

    Draft selection: 6 (2000)

    Stats
    150 games played, 6.7 ppg

  • 16
    Jack Givens

    Draft selection: 16 (1978)

    Stats
    156 games played, 6.7 ppg

  • 17
    Adreian Payne

    Draft selection: 15 (2014)

    Stats
    3 games played, 1.7 ppg

  • 18
    Kelly Oubre Jr.

    Draft selection: 15 (2015)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks

  • 19
    Omari Spellman

    Draft selection: 30 (2018)

    Stats
    46 games played, 5.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg

  • 20
    Josh Smith

    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)

  • 21
    Don Collins

    Draft selection: 18 (1980)

    Stats
    47 games played, 12.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg

  • 22
    Dennis Schröder

    Draft selection: 17 (2013)

    Stats
    352 games played, 12.9 ppg, 4.8 apg

  • 23
    Pau Gasol

    Draft selection: 3 (2001)

    Stats
    Never played for Hawks

  • 24
    Doug Edwards
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    Doug Edwards

    Draft selection: 15 (1993)

    Stats
    54 games played, 2.0 ppg

  • 25
    Ed Gray

    Draft selection: 22 (1997)

    Stats
    60 games played, 6.2 ppg