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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1,431 46
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Power forward
Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and the ...more

2
789 193
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard
Jason Frederick Kidd is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Previously a point guard ...more

3
758 243
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard
Stephen John "Steve" Nash, OC, OBC is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. He was an eight-time NBA All-Star and a ...more

4
579 189
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard
Jason Eugene Terry is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He plays at both guard positions. His ...more

5
408 151
Rolando Blackman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard
Rolando Antonio Blackman is a retired professional basketball player. He was a four-time All-Star who spent most of his career with the Dallas Mavericks. Blackman was born in Panama City, ...more

6
466 139
Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Michael Howard Finley is an American retired professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was a two-time NBA All-Star and won an NBA ...more

7
385 122
Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward
Mark Anthony Aguirre is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association. Aguirre played from 1981–1994 and won two championships with the Detroit Pistons after being ...more

8
387 167
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Center
Tyson Cleotis Chandler (born October 2, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Chandler was the second ...more

9
330 130
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Small forward, Power forward
Shawn Dwayne Marion is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Born in Waukegan, Illinois, Marion ...more

10
273 84
Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard
Derek Ricardo Harper 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 1983 NBA Draft and spent ...more

11
352 186
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
240 98
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward
Jamal Mashburn is a retired American professional basketball player. A small forward, Mashburn was a prolific scorer in his 12 seasons in the league, with a career scoring average of 19.1 points ...more

13
167 81
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Power forward, Center
Samuel "Sam" Perkins is a retired American professional basketball player. He won a gold medal with the US national team at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Known by the nicknames ...more

14
216 85
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Jerry Darnell Stackhouse is a retired American professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He has also worked as an NBA TV analyst.

15
199 87
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Point guard
José Juan "J.J." Barea Mora is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. He played ...more

16
197 130
Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
idawg387 added Point guard, Shooting guard
Monta Ellis is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. Ellis entered the 2005 NBA draft directly after ...more

17
122 72
Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard
Jimmy Jackson is the father of Traevon Jackson.

18
166 78
Josh Howard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Joshua Jay Howard is an American professional basketball player. At 6 ft 7 in and 210 lb, he plays as a small forward.

19
123 9
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
147 119
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
wiabux added Center
Shawn Paul Bradley is a retired American and German basketball player who played center for the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball ...more

21
141 69
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 is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. Harris attended the University of ...more

22
101 88
Brad Davis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Point guard
Bradley Ernest Davis is a retired American professional basketball player who spent the bulk of his National Basketball Association career with the Dallas Mavericks.

23
140 40
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 for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

24
83 83
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
Small forward, Power forward
Detlef Schrempf is a German-American retired professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies from 1981–1985, and was drafted into the National Basketball ...more

25
89 17
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
arnas added Point guard
Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ranked among the top ...more