Basketball The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time  

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A list of the best Dallas Mavericks of all time. Until Mark Cuban bought the team in 2000, the Dallas Mavericks didn't have much playoff success outside of a few seasons in the mid-to-late 1980s. The foundation of those early Mavs teams featured some of the best players in its history like Rolando Blackman, Mark Aguirre and Jay Vincent. Once Derek Harper was brought in as the team's point guard, it seemed like the recipe for future success was in place. However, the Mavs couldn't put it all together. Dallas had some of the brightest talent in the league, but couldn't surpass its powerful Western Conference rivals like the Lakers.

By the time Cuban bought the team, several of the franchise's best players were on the roster. Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash and MIchael Finley were already some of the NBA's brightest young players before Cuban arrived. During the early 2000s, these three players became the best in the league and are considered some of the greatest in basketball history. By the 2005-2006 season, the Mavericks were a Western Conference power and made its first NBA Finals appearance that season. Over the next few years, the Mavs stocked up on great players, like Jason Terry, in order to chase an elusive NBA title. Finally in 2011, behind Nowitzki, widely considered the best Maverick ever, the team won its first NBA championship, getting revenge on the Miami Heat, which had defeated them in 2006. 

This is a list of the best Dallas Mavericks of all time. If you notice someone missing, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Mavs players of all time to who you think should be considered the best ever. 

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Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

2
641 204
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Steve Nash Point guard

3
659 161
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard

4
486 154
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Jason Terry Point guard, Shooting guard

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345 126
Rolando Blackman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Rolando Blackman Shooting guard

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400 120
Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Michael Finley Shooting guard, Small forward

7
328 104
Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Mark Aguirre Small forward

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287 111
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

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346 143
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

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315 157
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
tom-charbono added Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

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228 72
Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Derek Harper Point guard

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211 80
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

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145 68
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Sam Perkins Power forward, Center

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189 72
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Jerry Stackhouse Shooting guard, Small forward

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174 111
Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Monta Ellis Point guard, Shooting guard

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158 72
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added José Juan Barea Point guard

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106 57
Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
bigulcards added Jim Jackson Shooting guard

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136 71
Josh Howard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Josh Howard Shooting guard, Small forward

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127 101
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
wiabux added Shawn Bradley Center

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111 62
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Devin Harris Point guard, Shooting guard

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88 79
Brad Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Brad Davis Point guard

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115 30
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Harrison Barnes Small forward, Power forward

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67 70
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

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114 64
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Peja Stojaković Small forward

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55 72
James Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

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56 42
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
jessen-cheng added Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

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56 33
Roy Tarpley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Roy Tarpley Power forward, Center

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54 4
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
arnas added Dennis Smith Jr. Point guard

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81 112
Chandler Parsons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Chandler Parsons Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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41 118
Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Jameer Nelson Point guard

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45 29
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Fat Lever Point guard, Shooting guard

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101 84
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward

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61 26
Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Wesley Matthews Shooting guard

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78 42
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Tamis1966 added Seth Curry Guard

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57 36
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Deron Williams Point guard

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29 16
Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Antawn Jamison Small forward, Power forward

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45 53
Erick Dampier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Erick Dampier Center

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24 46
Herb Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Herb Williams Center

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37 13
Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Caron Butler Small forward

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43 48
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Raymond Felton Point guard

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22 36
Jay Vincent is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
DaltonHsu added Jay Vincent Small forward

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35 22
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mark Price Point guard

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29 14
DeShawn Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added DeShawn Stevenson Shooting guard, Small forward

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28 16
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zepolian1 added Eduardo Nájera Small forward, Power forward

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26 11
Marquis Daniels is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Marquis Daniels Shooting guard, Small forward

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39 48
Brandan Wright is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
slaft added Brandan Wright Power forward

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61 153
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Rajon Rondo Point guard

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29 19
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Jae Crowder Small forward

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42 61
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added José Calderón Point guard

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32 51
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Brian Cardinal Small forward