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The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time 

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Updated August 26, 2019 925 votes 200 voters 5.8k views 30 items

List Rules Vote up the players who had the most success for the Dallas Mavericks

Big fan of Dallas basketball? Then check out this list of Dallas Mavericks centers with photos and seasons played with the team. It includes almost every center from throughout Dallas Mavericks history, including current centers and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NBA centers of all time, the best Mavericks Cs include James Donaldson, Tyson Chandler, Shawn Bradley, and Erick Dampier.

In the 2017-18 NBA season, the current Dallas Mavs starting Cs and backup Cs are Nerlens Noel, Jeff Withey, and Salah Mejri. 

Who are the best centers in Dallas Mavericks history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Dallas Mavericks center.

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Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2011

Tyson Cleotis Chandler (born October 2, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Chandler was the ...more

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time
Kristaps Porziņģis (born 2 August 1995) is a Latvian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) tall, and ...more

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James Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

James Lee Donaldson III (born August 16, 1957) is a retired professional English-American basketball player who grew up in California and played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association ...more
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Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons:  2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

Shawn Paul Bradley (born March 22, 1972) is a German-American former basketball player who played center for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, and Dallas Mavericks of the National ...more

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Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

Samuel Perkins (born June 14, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player and executive. Perkins was a three-time college All-American, was a member of the 1982 national champion ...more

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Roy Tarpley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 

Roy James Tarpley (November 28, 1964 – January 9, 2015) was an American professional basketball player. He played the power forward and center positions in the National Basketball Association ...more

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Brendan Haywood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

Brendan Todd Haywood (born November 27, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player who played the center position. He was a member of the NBA championship-winning 2011 Dallas ...more
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Herb Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

Herbert L. Williams (born February 16, 1958) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for eighteen seasons from 1981 to 1999. Williams served as the ...more

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Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002

Raef Andrew LaFrentz (born May 29, 1976) is an American retired professional basketball power forward and center who played in the NBA from 1998 to 2009. Born and raised in Iowa, LaFrentz ...more

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Pat Cummings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time
Pat Cummings

Seasons: 1984, 1983

Pat Cummings (July 11, 1956 – June 26, 2012) was an American professional basketball player. A 6-foot-9 forward with an accurate shooting touch, Cummings spent the most productive stretch of his ...more
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Chris Gatling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1997

Chris Raymond Gatling (born September 3, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Gatling played for many National Basketball Association (NBA) ...more
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Erick Dampier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Erick Travez Dampier (born July 14, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Indiana Pacers, Golden State ...more

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Kurt Nimphius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

Kurt Nimphius (born March 13, 1958) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) player. Nimphius played nine seasons in the NBA after his collegiate career at Arizona State
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Lorenzo Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994

Lorenzo Williams may refer to: Lorenzo Williams (basketball, born 1969), American NBA basketball player Lorenzo Williams (basketball, born 1984) American basketball player Lorenzo Williams ...more
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Terry Davis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

Terry Raymond Davis (born June 17, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player who, at 6'10" and 225 lb, played as a power forward and center for the Miami Heat, Dallas ...more
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Gary Trent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999

Gary Dajaun Trent Sr. (born September 22, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player.
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Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2010

Andrew Melvin Gooden III (born September 24, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player who is a sports broadcaster for NBC Sports Washington. The power forward played 14 seasons ...more
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Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2002, 2001

Juwan Antonio Howard (born February 7, 1973) is the head basketball coach at the University of Michigan. He was an assistant coach for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA) ...more

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Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2013

Christopher Zane Kaman (born April 28, 1982) is a German - American former professional basketball player. Kaman stands 7'0" (2.13 m) and weighs 265 pounds (120 kg). He was selected sixth ...more

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Elton Brand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2013

Elton Tyron Brand (born March 11, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player and the current general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association ...more

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David Lee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2016

David Lee (born April 29, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Florida Gators before he was drafted 30th overall by the New York ...more

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Samuel Dalembert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2014

Samuel Davis Dalembert (born May 10, 1981) is a former Haitian-Canadian professional basketball player who last played for the Shanxi Zhongyu of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He ...more

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Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

Nerlens Noel (born April 10, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. His collegiate ...more
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Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2016

Zaza Pachulia (Georgian: ზაზა ფაჩულია; [zɑzɑ pɑtʃʰuliɑ] born Zaur Pachulia; February 10, 1984) is a Georgian professional basketball player who last played for the Detroit Pistons of the ...more
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Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2017

Andrew Michael Bogut (born 28 November 1984) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Sydney Kings for the National Basketball League (NBL). The 7-foot (2.13 m) center began his ...more

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