By Keith Alrick @Kramerica100 on September 4, 2014
Point guard has been a touchy topic for Atlanta fans ever since the team passed on Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Raymond Felton for Marvin Williams in the 2005 draft. However, it hasn't always been doom and gloom at the point guard spot for the Hawks. Here are the top five Atlanta Hawks point guards of all time.
Jeff Teague has been the Atlanta Hawks starting point guard for the past three seasons. Right now he is near the top of the second tier of point guards in the league. Last season he averaged a career high in points with 16.5 and also added just under seven assists per game. Teague will have a chance to move up this list if he stays in Atlanta a long time.
Jason Terry has had a long career, and most people have probably forgotten about his early years in Atlanta. He spent his first five years playing for the Hawks and still ranks in their top 10 in assists and steals.
Lenny Wilkens played for the Hawks before they were in Atlanta; which is probably why most people only know him for his coaching career. Wilkens made the All-Star team five times in his eight seasons with the St. Louis Hawks. He averaged 15 points, five rebounds and five assists as a member of the Hawks.
Doc Rivers is another former Hawks point guard who has become more famous for his coaching career. Rivers remains the Hawks all-time leader in assists, and he is third in steals. He was a pure point guard who looked to pass first. Rivers was a pest on defense, as you would probably expect from the way he coaches.
Mookie Blaylock is the first name that comes to my mind when I think of Atlanta Hawk point guards. Not only because he has a great name, but he was a very good point guard for a lot of years. He is first in Atlanta history in steals and three-pointers made, as well as second in assists. He was a true two-way player and twice led the NBA in steals per game.
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