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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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1,094 35
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

2
608 139
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard

3
590 181
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Steve Nash Point guard

4
452 141
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Jason Terry Point guard, Shooting guard

5
315 119
Rolando Blackman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Rolando Blackman Shooting guard

6
297 94
Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Mark Aguirre Small forward

7
370 113
Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Michael Finley Shooting guard, Small forward

8
328 133
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

9
262 102
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

10
292 144
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

11
211 67
Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Derek Harper Point guard

12
198 74
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

13
178 64
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Jerry Stackhouse Shooting guard, Small forward

14
135 65
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Sam Perkins Power forward, Center

The Best Dallas Mavericks Centers of All Time

15
166 103
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

16
140 70
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

17
95 53
Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
bigulcards added Jim Jackson Shooting guard

18
124 69
Josh Howard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Josh Howard Shooting guard, Small forward

19
118 95
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
wiabux added Shawn Bradley Center

20
98 58
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

21
76 77
Brad Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

The Best Dogs for City Living

22
62 67
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

23
99 28
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

24
51 69
James Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

25
105 61
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Peja Stojaković Small forward

26
49 39
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

27
45 32
Roy Tarpley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Roy Tarpley Power forward, Center

28
77 101
Chandler Parsons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Chandler Parsons Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

The Best Dallas Mavericks Point Guards of All Time

29
96 72
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward

30
39 109
Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Jameer Nelson Point guard

31
71 31
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Tamis1966 added Seth Curry Guard

32
39 26
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Fat Lever Point guard, Shooting guard

33
51 17
Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Wesley Matthews Shooting guard

34
26 15
Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Antawn Jamison Small forward, Power forward

35
40 50
Erick Dampier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Erick Dampier Center

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36
48 31
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Deron Williams Point guard

37
42 44
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Raymond Felton Point guard

38
22 45
Herb Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Herb Williams Center

39
20 35
Jay Vincent is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
DaltonHsu added Jay Vincent

40
32 19
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mark Price Point guard

41
27 12
Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Caron Butler Small forward

42
56 140
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Rajon Rondo Point guard

The Best Dallas Mavericks Small Forwards of All Time

43
37 45
Brandan Wright is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
slaft added Brandan Wright Power forward

44
27 14
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Jae Crowder Small forward

45
41 55
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added José Calderón Point guard

46
22 13
Eduardo Nájera is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Eduardo Nájera Small forward, Power forward

47
28 3
Dennis Smith Jr is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
arnas added Dennis Smith Jr

48
22 13
DeShawn Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added DeShawn Stevenson Shooting guard, Small forward

49
17 38
Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Justin Kim added Juwan Howard Power forward, Center

50
19 11
Marquis Daniels is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Marquis Daniels Shooting guard, Small forward