4. John Drew
While John Drew might be best known in the NBA for being the first recipient of a lifetime drug ban, many Hawks fans would prefer to remember him for his on the court talent as opposed to his off the court problems.

A two time All Star out of Gardner-Webb, Drew would average over 20 Points per Game five times and would never have a season with Atlanta where he averaged under 18 Points per Game.   It can be speculated that Drew might have been a Hall of Famer had he succumbed to the demons of drugs but this was one hell of a player in his day who deserves this high spot on this list.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Power Forward, Small Forward
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 2nd Round, 25th Overall 5/28/74.
  • Departed: Traded to the Utah Jazz with Freeman Williams for Dominique Wilkins 9/2/82.
  • Games Played: 595
  • Per Game Averages: 30.9 MP
    .471 eFG%
    .744 FT%
    21.2 PTS
    7.5 RB
    1.6 AST
    1.4 STL
    0.3 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 21.0 PER
    .537 TS%
    17.1 VORP
    60.7 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: First Team All Rookie (1974-75)
    All Star Game (1976 & 1980)
    Most Offensive Rebounds (1974-75)
    Highest Offensive Rebound Percentage (1974-75)
    Highest Usage Percentage (1977-78 & 1978-79)
    Highest Offensive Box Plus/Minus (1975-76)
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