Atlanta Hawks: Josh Smith, Joe Johnson and the All-Time 12-Man Roster

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Atlanta Hawks: Josh Smith, Joe Johnson and the All-Time 12-Man Roster
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If the Atlanta Hawks had to assemble a 12-man roster drawn from all players in the franchise's history, who would be on the squad? 

A little while ago, I attempted to tackle this question, along with the same one for the other 29 current NBA franchises. You can check out the results here if you're curious: NBA Power Rankings: Ranking Each and Every Team's All-Time 12-Man Lineup

But, to tackle such a huge project, I had to establish a few ground rules. Players weren't eligible to join more than one team and that one team had to be whichever one they spent the most seasons on, regardless of where the most successful portion of their career was. The rule was intended to create an objective analysis rather than a subjective one. 

Well now, this is a bit different. The only way to truly analyze an all-time team is to look at it subjectively. 

For the purposes of this team, players had to play for at least three seasons with the Hawks, unless of course they hadn't yet played three seasons in the league. Also, only the player's stats with the Hawks were counted. I don't really care at all that Moses Malone was an all-time great here because his greatness didn't come while he was wearing an Atlanta jersey. 

So with that in mind, read on for the Atlanta Hawks all-time 12-man roster. 


Adam Fromal is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer. Follow him on Twitter:@Fromal09.

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