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Atlanta Hawks’ Draft History (2006-2015)

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Over the past 10 NBA Drafts (2006-2015), the Atlanta Hawks have made 19 selections, yielding two All-Stars in Al Horford and Jeff Teague.

The following table details the Hawks’ track record by tiers, noting the number of All-Stars and starters selected, along with players who either never made the league or were out in five years or less:

Tier Picks All-Star All-Star Appearances Starter* Not in NBA
1-5 2 1 (50%) 4 1 (50%) 0
6-10 0 0 0 0 0
11-15 2 0 0 0 1 (50%)
16-20 3 1 (33.3%) 1 1 (33.3%) 0
21-25 1 0 0 0 0
26-30 1 0 0 0 1 (100%)
31-40 1 0 0 0 0
41-50 7 0 0 0 3 (42.9%)
51-60 2 0 0 0 2 (100%)
Total 19 2 (10.5%) 5 2 (10.5%) 7 (36.8%)

*Starter criteria determined as an average of 50 or more starts, over at least 40 percent of the player’s career.

The following is the league average over the same tiers:

Tier All-Star Starter Not in NBA
1-5 12 (24%) 30 (60%) 3 (6%)
6-10 8 (16%) 30 (60%) 7 (14%)
11-15 2 (4%) 12 (24%) 8 (16%)
16-20 3 (6%) 10 (20%) 8 (16%)
21-25 2 (4%) 8 (16%) 15 (30%)
26-30 1 (2%) 5 (10%) 20 (40%)
31-40 1 (2%) 11 (11%) 52 (52%)
41-50 2 (2%) 8 (8%) 70 (70%)
51-60 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 87 (87%)
Total 32 (5.3%) 115 (19.7%) 270 (45.0%)

The Hawks’ overall percentage of drafting All-Stars is higher than the rest of the league, but lower in selecting starters.  They’ve also done a better job at selecting players who last beyond five years.

Note that players are included with the team through any draft-day trades.  Some teams pick well and let an eventual starter leave for another, but that’s beyond the scope of this article.  Recently drafted players have yet to officially pass the “at least five years” test, but were considered as such if on a team’s roster by the end of the 2015-16 season.

Additionally, recent picks who have yet to join the NBA may still do so, but for this analysis are considered “out.”

Pick History 2006-2015

All-Stars: Al Horford (2007-3) — four appearances, Jeff Teague (2009-19) — one appearance

Starters: Horford, Teague

Rotation Players: Shelden Williams (2006-5), Solomon Jones (2006-33), John Jenkins (2012-23), Mike Scott (2012-43), Lucas Nogueira (2013-16), Dennis Schroder (2013-17), Mike Muscala (2013-44), Adreian Payne (2014-15), Walter Tavares (2014-43), Lamar Patterson (2014-48)

Out in Five Years or Less: Acie Law (2007-11), Sergiy Gladyr (2009-49), Jordan Crawford (2010-27), Pape Sy (2010-53), Keith Benson (2011-48), Marcus Eriksson (2015-50), Dimitroios Agravanis (2015-59)