Atlanta Hawks: 15 greatest scorers in franchise history

Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Throughout history, the Atlanta Hawks have had some great scorers suit up for the team. Here are the top 15 in franchise history.

Through their 70 seasons as a franchise, the Atlanta Hawks have had some high-level scorers. The Hawks are undergoing a rebirth of sorts this season with a 17-35 record. Rookie Trae Young has the potential to be one of best point guards in franchise history, and he’s setting a good pace as a scorer.

Young hasn’t reached the single-game 50-point plateau yet, but the Hawks have seen at least seven players achieve that feat since being established as a franchise in 1949.

Their scorers have in turn become Hall of Famers as well, with the likes of Dominique Wilkins, Bob Pettit and Pete Maravich, among others.

Though there were no 60-point scorers, looking back on history gives way to some quality scorers for the Atlanta franchise. During their best season ever as a franchise, Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap and Al Horford all set their pace with 15.0 points or more per game in 2014-15.

During the 1993-94 season, Wilkins’ 24.4 points per contest at 34 years of age reminded the NBA just how far the former 1985 and 1990 Slam Dunk Champion had come. The Hawks went 57-25 that year.

All in all, scoring hasn’t been as hard to come by as NBA titles have for the Atlanta Hawks franchise. There’s a plethora of scoring history to look at and depending on where you look, you’re bound to find a memorable performance. Here’s a look at the 15 best scorers in franchise history.