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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1
1,268 42
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Power forward

2
681 218
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard

3
707 175
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard

4
516 169
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

5
374 135
Rolando Blackman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard

6
428 128
Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

7
352 113
Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward

8
363 152
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

9
305 117
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Small forward, Power forward

10
247 78
Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard

11
330 172
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
tom-charbono added Shooting guard, Small forward

12
224 87
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward

13
153 71
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Power forward, Center

14
199 76
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

15
182 118
Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Point guard, Shooting guard

16
173 79
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Point guard

17
111 62
Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard

18
145 75
Josh Howard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

19
135 108
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
wiabux added Center

20
119 66
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Point guard, Shooting guard

21
92 84
Brad Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard

22
124 36
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

23
74 77
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

24
70 4
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
arnas added Dennis Smith Jr. Point guard

25
60 76
James Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

26
125 68
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Small forward

27
62 44
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
jessen-cheng added Shooting guard, Small forward

28
60 35
Roy Tarpley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Power forward, Center

29
72 26
Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Shooting guard

30
48 32
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard, Shooting guard

31
105 89
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Small forward, Power forward

32
83 120
Chandler Parsons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

33
43 123
Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Point guard

34
82 49
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Tamis1966 added Guard

35
65 42
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard

36
44 14
Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Small forward

37
47 56
Erick Dampier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Center

38
31 19
Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Small forward, Power forward

39
24 48
Herb Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Center

40
45 52
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Point guard

41
22 38
Jay Vincent is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
DaltonHsu added Small forward

42
31 15
DeShawn Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Shooting guard, Small forward

43
33 19
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zepolian1 added Small forward, Power forward

44
36 25
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard

45
26 12
Marquis Daniels is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Shooting guard, Small forward

46
39 50
Brandan Wright is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
slaft added Power forward

47
30 22
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Small forward

48
63 161
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Point guard

49
43 64
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Point guard

50
33 53
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Small forward