Atlanta Hawks: Who are your 5 favorite Hawks?

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May 4, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (11) dribbles against the Houston Rockets in the second half in game one of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Los Angeles Clippers won 117 to 101. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Jamal Crawford

It appears that I have a type. Shooters shoot. No man has ever embodied that simple truth more than Jamal Crawford. I have a great respect for a player that thinks that every shot they throw up is going in, so naturally I love Crawford. He only played two seasons in Atlanta, but those two seasons were filled with many three-pointers and even a playoff series victory over the Orlando Magic.

Crawford’s best season came in his first season with the Hawks in 2009-2010. That season he averaged 18 points per game and 3 assists per game on his way to winning the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. He attempted 5.4 three-pointers per game that season, making 38.2 percent of them. The man got buckets that season.

The next season was less prolific (14 points per game, only 34.1 percent from outside). He was still good, but not Sixth Man of the Year good. He ended up losing the award to Lamar Odom. After the 2010-2011 season, Crawford left Atlanta to sign with the Portland Trailblazers.

The last three seasons has seen Crawford rejuvenate his career with Los Angeles, becoming the heat check guy everyone loves. Rumor has it he is now on the trading block. Could the Hawks be interested? No, of course not, he’s 34 and on the downslope of his career. We’ll always have 2010.

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