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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
Power forward
Dirk Werner Nowitzki (German pronunciation: [ˈdɪʁk ˈvɛʁnɐ noˈvɪtski]) (born June 19, 1978) is a German retired professional basketball player. An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and the DJK ...more
2
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard
Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball ...more
3
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard
Stephen John Nash (born 7 February 1974) is a Canadian former professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an eight-time NBA All-Star ...more
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Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard
Jason Eugene Terry (born September 15, 1977) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays at both ...more
5
Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Michael Howard Finley (born March 6, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player and current film producer and also Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Dallas ...more
6
Rolando Blackman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard
Rolando Antonio Blackman (born February 26, 1959) is a retired Panamanian-born American professional basketball player. He was a four-time All-Star who spent most of his career with the Dallas ...more
7
Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward
Mark Anthony Aguirre (born December 10, 1959) is an American retired basketball player in the National Basketball Association. Aguirre was chosen as the first overall pick of the 1981 NBA draft ...more
8
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Small forward, Power forward
Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Marion finished his career as a ...more
9
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Center
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
10
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
tom-charbono added Shooting guard, Small forward
Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall ...more
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Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard
Derek Ricardo Harper (born October 13, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player. A Second-Team All-American at the University of Illinois, he was the 11th overall pick of the ...more
12
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward
Jamal Mashburn (born November 29, 1972) is a retired American professional basketball player. Nicknamed the "Monster Mash," Mashburn was a prolific scorer as a small forward in his 12 ...more
13
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Lakerfan20 added Guard, Small forward
Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. Born in ...more
14
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
fallocca26 added Point guard
José Juan "J. J." Barea Mora (born June 26, 1984) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more
15
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Jerry Darnell Stackhouse (born November 5, 1974) is an American basketball coach and retired professional basketball player. He is currently the head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores, and he ...more
16
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Power forward, Center
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
17
Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Point guard, Shooting guard
Monta Ellis ( MON-tay; born October 26, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He attended Lanier High School in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was a ...more
18
Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard
James Jackson (born October 14, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball player. Over his 14 NBA seasons, Jackson was on the active roster of 12 different teams, tying the league ...more
19
Josh Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Joshua Jay Howard (born April 28, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently the head coach of Piedmont International University. He played college basketball ...more
20
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
wiabux added Center
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
21
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Point guard, Shooting guard
Devin Lamar Harris (born February 27, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Harris attended ...more
22
Brad Davis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard
Bradley Ernest Davis (born December 17, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player who spent the bulk of his National Basketball Association career with the Dallas Mavericks.
23
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward, Power forward
Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
24
Roy Tarpley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Power forward, Center
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
25
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward, Power forward
Detlef Schrempf (born 21 January 1963) is a German-American retired professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies from 1981 to 1985, and was drafted ...more