Atlanta Hawks: The top 5 picks at No. 20 this century

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Atlanta Hawks historic pick guide No. 4) Caris LeVert

After a four-year college career with Michigan, Caris LeVert was taken with the 20th pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. He was then traded to the Brooklyn Nets with a second-round pick for Thaddeus Young.

LeVert really developed during his time with the Nets, improving his scoring average in every season that he has been in the league. He managed to average 20.2 points per game this season, despite being traded from the Nets, ironically back to the Pacers.

LeVert is a tremendous all-around player, as a 6’6″ wing he does a little bit of everything. He can be a true playmaker, goes in to collect the rebounds, and also turns the opposition over regularly, averaging 1.1 steals per game for his career.

He is going to be crucial for the Pacers going forward with his all-around ability which is not bad for a player who was taken so late in the first round of a draft.  When he was on the Nets team this season, there were so many commentators saying that he could be a starter on almost any NBA team. This just shows how much value you can get from the 20th pick in a draft.