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
615 192
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Steve Nash Point guard

3
628 148
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard

4
469 147
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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329 124
Rolando Blackman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Rolando Blackman Shooting guard

6
313 99
Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Mark Aguirre Small forward

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383 116
Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Michael Finley Shooting guard, Small forward

8
334 139
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

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272 108
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

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304 147
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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217 71
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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202 77
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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180 68
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Jerry Stackhouse Shooting guard, Small forward

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137 67
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 Point Guards of All Time

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169 106
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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147 71
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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97 54
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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127 70
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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123 96
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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102 60
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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80 78
Brad Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

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106 28
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

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63 69
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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110 62
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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52 71
James Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

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51 40
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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48 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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79 106
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 Centers of All Time

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40 111
Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Jameer Nelson Point guard

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98 78
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward

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42 27
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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76 35
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Tamis1966 added Seth Curry Guard

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55 21
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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54 33
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Deron Williams Point guard

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27 15
Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Antawn Jamison Small forward, Power forward

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41 51
Erick Dampier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Erick Dampier Center

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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

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

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

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31 12
Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added Caron Butler Small forward

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36 4
Dennis Smith Jr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
arnas added Dennis Smith Jr

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33 20
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mark Price Point guard

The Best Dallas Mavericks Small Forwards of All Time

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59 145
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Rajon Rondo Point guard

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38 46
Brandan Wright is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
slaft added Brandan Wright Power forward

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42 57
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
mandyclark25 added José Calderón Point guard

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25 14
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

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23 13
DeShawn Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
zepolian1 added DeShawn Stevenson Shooting guard, Small forward

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27 17
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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30 49
Brian Cardinal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Brian Cardinal Small forward

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20 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