Atlanta Hawks: Top 5 Point Guards of All-Time

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1. Mookie Blaylock

The top spot goes to Mookie Blaylock. Blaylock spent seven seasons in Atlanta, from 1992 to 1999. Blaylock was a classic type of point guard, a distributor that made the players around him better. Blaylock is second all-time in assists (3764), first all-time in assists per game (7.3) and he is tied for first all-time in assist percentage (32.1 percent).

He also was a solid three-point shooter during his time with the Hawks. He leads the franchise in both three-point field goals attempted (3023) and three-point field goals made (1050).

Blaylock was also regarded as a very good defensive player. He leads the Hawks franchise in steals with 1321 and led the NBA in steals in back to back seasons in 1996-1997 and 1997-1998.

Across his seven seasons Blaylock averaged 14.9 points, 7.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game on 41.3 percent shooting from the field and 34.7 percent from three-point range. He was an All-Star in 1994, two time member of the All-NBA defensive first team and a four time member of the All-NBA defensive second team. His best season came in 1996-1997 when he scored 17.4 points, dished out 5.9 assists per game and 2.7 steals per game while 43.2 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from outside.

After leaving the Hawks his career sputtered and he retired after 2001-2002 season. Unfortunately his post-basketball life has been less than stellar. He was recently involved in a car wreck that killed another person. Blaylock is currently in jail serving a three year sentence.

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