Atlanta Hawks: 15 Best Dunkers of All-Time

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Dwight Howard, Atlanta Hawks

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Dwight Howard

C, (2016-17)

Things weren’t all bad when Dwight Howard was a member of the Hawks. In his lone season with Atlanta, Howard was a force in the paint. He averaged 13.5 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per contest as their frontcourt beef so to speak during the 2016-17 season.

Howard had 173 dunks during the regular season, fourth in the NBA  at the ripe age of 31, behind DeAndre Jordan, Rudy Gobert and Giannis Antetokounmpo in the rankings. He’s never been a flashy dunker, but that didn’t stop him from winning an NBA Slam Dunk Contest of his own back in 2008 as a member of the Orlando Magic.

Dunks accounted for 32.5 percent of Howard’s production with the Hawks. With his size, he’s more of a power dunker than anything else, but he’s still able to catch the ball around the rim as well.

The Hawks also made it to the NBA playoffs with Howard in the rotation in 2017. His role was limited against the Washington Wizards though (his current team, ironically), as the Hawks fell in six games in the first round.

Howard is far from his slam dunk contest-winning days, but if you’re under the rim, Howard will still put it on your head. The 7-footer had a short stint with the Hawks, but his impact was felt on numerous occasions.

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