8. Josh Smith
Foregoing college for the NBA Draft, Josh Smith brought instant excitement to the Atlanta Hawks.  He first garnered national attention as the winner of the 2005 Slam Dunk Contest as a rookie but the expert dunker proved to be a true savant as a blocker.  Notably the youngest player to get to 500 Blocks, Smith would finish in the top five in Blocks four times while posting seven seasons scoring over 15 Points per Game.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Power Forward, Small Forward
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 17th Overall 6/24/04.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Pistons 7/10/13.
  • Games Played: 676
  • Per Game Averages: 34.2 MP
    .480 eFG%
    .654 FT%
    15.3 PTS
    8.0 RB
    3.2 AST
    1.3 STL
    2.1 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 18.4 PER
    .516 TS%
    27.3 VORP
    47.6 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All Defensive (2009-10)
    Second Team All Rookie (2004-05)
    Most Defensive Win Shares (2011-12)
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