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The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Updated August 26, 2019 1.3k votes 272 voters 8.2k views30 items

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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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  • 1

    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 second...  more

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    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 plays...  more

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  • 3

    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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    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 and...  more
  • 5

    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 Basketball...  more

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  • 6

    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 (NBA),...  more
  • 7

    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
  • 8

    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 attended...  more
  • 9

    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
  • 10

    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 Warriors,...  more
  • 11

    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) teams...  more
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    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
  • 13

    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 University....  more
  • 14

    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 played...  more

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    Seasons: 2018, 2017

    Nerlens Noel (born April 10, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. His collegiate basketball career...  more
  • 16

    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 Mavericks,...  more
  • 17

    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 in...  more
  • 18

    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 (American...  more
  • 19

    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 overall in...  more

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    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 National...  more
  • 21

    Seasons: 1997

    Eric Scott Montross (born September 23, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. Born in Indianapolis he played for Lawrence North High School before...  more
  • 22

    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) from...  more
  • 23

    Seasons: 1982, 1981

    Thomas Joseph LaGarde (born February 10, 1955) is a retired American basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1977 to 1985. LaGarde earned a Gold medal as a...  more
  • 24

    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 Knicks in...  more

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    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 (NBA)....  more

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