Atlanta Hawks: Top 5 Point Guards of All-Time

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Apr 22, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Former Atlanta Hawks coaches Lenny Wilkens (right) and Mike Fratello (left) honor current Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer (center) with the 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year Award prior to game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 96-91. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

The starting point guard. So many responsibilities and expectations come from securing that role. Point guards are supposed to be the smartest players on the court, an extension of the coach and the player that dictates the entire pace of the game. Point guards operate under a controlled chaos.

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They’re asked to be playmakers, scorers, defensive stoppers and in this day and age they better be able to knock down outside shots.

Today will mark the first installment of our series counting down the top five players at each position for the Atlanta Hawks. These pieces will run every Thursday for the next five Thursdays. Because #throwbackThursday is a thing, right?

So who will get us started? Here are five familiar names, one player that currently holds down the starting point guard spot in Atlanta. One player that is more known for his head coaching career and another that has carved out a career as a role player off the bench. Disagree with any of the selections? Leave your top five Atlanta Hawks point guards of all-time in the comment section.

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