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Shareef Abdur-Rahim was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, and in the summer before the 2001 NBA season the Hawks brought him back home. Atlanta acquired Abdur-Rahim from the Vancouver Grizzlies, along with the 27th pick of the 2001 draft, in exchange for Brevin Knight, Lorenzen Wright, and the third pick (Pau Gasol).
In his first season in Atlanta, Shareef averaged 21.2 points per game, earning him a spot on the 2002 Eastern Conference All-Star team. He also recorded the only 50-point game of his career that season when he made 21-of-30 shots and also grabbed 12 rebounds in a win over Detroit.
In 2002-03, Abdur-Rahim became the fifth-youngest player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career points. That season he averaged 19.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, but the Hawks failed to make it to the postseason.
In 2004 Shareef was traded, along with Theo Ratliff and Dan Dickau, to the Portland Trail Blazers. He finished his playing career with the Kings in Sacramento, and currently serves as the team's assistant general manager.
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