Basketball The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time  

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

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

Samuel "Sam" Perkins is a retired American professional basketball player. He won a gold medal with the US national team at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Known by the nicknames ...more

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James Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

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

James Lee Donaldson III is a retired professional English-American basketball player who grew up in California and played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Donaldson, a ...more

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31 10
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 3 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 for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Chandler was the second ...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 is a retired American and German basketball player who played center for the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball ...more

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

Seasons: 1995, 

Roy James Tarpley was an American professional basketball player. He played the power forward and center positions, earning an NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1988. Despite his talent, ...more

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

Seasons: 1984, 1983

Pat Cummings was an American professional basketball player. A 6-foot-9 forward with an accurate shooting touch, Cummings spent the most productive stretch of his 12-year career with the New ...more

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

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

Erick Travez Dampier is an American former professional basketball player. He has most recently played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He is a 6 ft 11 in / 265 lb. ...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 is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association for eighteen seasons from 1981 to 1999. Williams served as the interim head coach and the ...more

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

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

Terry Raymond Davis 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, Washington ...more

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

Seasons: 1982

Artis Wayne Cooper is a retired American professional basketball player. He was born in Milan, Georgia. Cooper was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 2nd round of the 1978 NBA Draft. A ...more

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Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002

Raef Andrew LaFrentz is a retired American professional basketball power forward and center who played in the NBA from 1998 to 2009. Born and raised in Iowa, LaFrentz attended the University of ...more

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4 3
Brendan Haywood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

Brendan Todd Haywood is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

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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 is a retired American National Basketball Association player. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended Arizona State University. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in ...more

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time
Kristaps Porziņģis 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 both the power ...more

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Chris Gatling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1997

Chris Raymond Gatling is a retired American professional basketball player born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Gatling played for many NBA teams from 1991 to 2002. He played for the US national team ...more

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David Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Lorenzo Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994

Lorenzo Williams is a retired American professional basketball player, who played eight seasons in the NBA. Born in Ocala, Florida, he attended Polk Community College and Stetson University, ...more

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Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2016

Zaza Pachulia is a Georgian professional basketball player who currently plays for Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He was born as Zaur Pachulia, but his first name was ...more

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

Seasons: 2017

Andrew Michael Bogut is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. The 7'0" center was a star at ...more

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5 5
Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2002, 2001

Juwan Antonio Howard is an American retired professional basketball player who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Howard formerly ...more

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3 3
Tom LaGarde is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981

Thomas Joseph "Tom" LaGarde is a retired American basketball player who played in the NBA from 1977 to 1985. After playing collegiately at the University of North Carolina, LaGarde was ...more

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

Seasons: 1997

Eric Scott Montross is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. Montross attended Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis and graduated in 1990. He was the ...more

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

Seasons: 2000, 1994, 1993

Sean Lester Rooks is a former American former professional basketball player. He played professionally in the NBA from 1992 to 2004. Rooks is an assistant for player development of the ...more

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Samuel Dalembert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2014

Samuel Davis Dalembert is a Haitian-Canadian professional basketball player who last played for the New York Knicks of the NBA. He played college basketball at Seton Hall University. He is known ...more

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Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

Nerlens Noel is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. His collegiate basketball career ended in his ...more