17. Eddie Johnson
There were few players more exciting to watch in Atlanta than Eddie Johnson.  Johnson worked his way from a low draft pick to a two time All Star and his slashing style made him a fan favorite not only in Atlanta but also throughout the NBA fan base.  Not only was he a good shooter, he used his speed to on the defensive side of the ball, as shown by his two selections to the Second Team All Defensive squad. 

As good as Johnson was, Johnson was another casualty of cocaine and would be banned from the NBA in 1987.  He would later be incarcerated for sexual battery with a minor and is currently serving a life sentence.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 3rd Round, 49th Overall 6/10/77.
  • Departed: Traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Johnny Davis 2/10/86.
  • Games Played: 619
  • Per Game Averages: 30.5 MP
    .482 eFG%
    .793 FT%
    15.6 PTS
    2.3 RB
    5.2 AST
    1.2 STL
    0.1 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 16.2 PER
    .533 TS%
    9.3 VORP
    39.9 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All Defensive (1978-79 & 1979-80)
    All Star Game (1980 & 1981)
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