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
1,255 41
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Power forward

2
704 171
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard

3
676 216
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard

4
513 166
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

5
372 133
Rolando Blackman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard

6
426 127
Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

7
349 111
Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward

8
362 150
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

9
304 115
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Small forward, Power forward

10
246 76
Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard

11
328 171
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
223 85
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward

13
153 70
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Power forward, Center

14
198 75
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

15
180 117
Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Point guard, Shooting guard

16
172 78
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Point guard

17
111 60
Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard

18
145 73
Josh Howard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

19
134 107
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
wiabux added Center

20
118 65
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 83
Brad Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard

22
122 36
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

23
74 76
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

24
60 75
James Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

25
67 4
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
arnas added Dennis Smith Jr. Point guard

26
124 67
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Small forward

27
61 43
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 34
Roy Tarpley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Power forward, Center

29
69 26
Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Shooting guard

30
48 31
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 87
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Small forward, Power forward

32
83 118
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
43 121
Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Point guard

34
81 48
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Tamis1966 added Guard

35
44 13
Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Small forward

36
64 41
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard

37
31 18
Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Small forward, Power forward

38
47 55
Erick Dampier is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Center

39
45 51
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Point guard

40
24 48
Herb Williams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Center

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
35 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 21
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Small forward

48
43 63
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Point guard

49
63 160
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Point guard

50
32 53
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Small forward