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Naming the Atlanta Hawks' all-time starting five

DALLAS - FEBRUARY 9: Dominique Wilkins #21 of the Atlanta Hawks dunks during the Gatorade Slam Dunk Championship during the 1986 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 9, 1986 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

DALLAS - FEBRUARY 9: Dominique Wilkins #21 of the Atlanta Hawks dunks during the Gatorade Slam Dunk Championship during the 1986 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 9, 1986 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

With the dregs of the NBA offseason upon us, it's time to make hypothetical lists and lineups that will never play out.

Over at Yahoo Sports, Kelly Dwyer is making the all-time starting fives -- with one center, two forwards and two guards, a la the All-NBA team -- for each franchise.

For the Atlanta Hawks, Dwyer chose Dikembe Mutombo as his center, Bob Pettit and Dominique Wilkins as his forwards, and Joe Johnson and Lou Hudson as his guards.

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Here is an excerpt of Dwyer discussing Wilkins, arguably the most iconic Hawk:

"F: Dominique Wilkins. The go-to force behind a litany of powerful if badly-timed Hawk teams in the 1980s and early 1990s. Averaged nearly 26 points per game for the Hawks despite working under coach Mike Fratello, who kept the game flowing at a snail's pace (while still winning heaps of games). Was the national face of the franchise after a decade's worth of desultory years, rotating (if not quite good) coaches, and hoped-for on-court saviors."

What's your take? Do you agree with Dwyer? Disagree? Who did he leave off the list? What would your all-time Hawks lineup look like?

(H/t Yahoo Sports' Ball Don't Lie.)