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The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

Updated February 1, 2019 19.0k votes 2.8k voters 43.2k views71 items

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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
    Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    Dirk Nowitzki

    Power forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceWürzburg, Germany

    Number41

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Dirk Werner Nowitzki (German pronunciation: [ˈdɪʁk ˈvɛʁnɐ noˈvɪtski]) (born June 19, 1978) is... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    Jason Kidd

    Point guard

    Age46

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Number5

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

    Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball coach and... more on Wikipedia

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    #15 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History#433 of 580 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • 3
    Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
    893
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    Steve Nash

    Point guard

    Age45

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Number10

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

    Stephen John Nash (born 7 February 1974) is a Canadian former professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    Jason Terry

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age42

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Number4

    Jason Eugene Terry (born September 15, 1977) is an American professional basketball player who... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    Michael Finley

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age46

    BirthplaceMelrose Park, USA, Illinois

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

    Michael Howard Finley (born March 6, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    Mark Aguirre

    Small forward

    Age60

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons

    Mark Anthony Aguirre (born December 10, 1959) is an American retired basketball player in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Rolando Blackman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
    477
    182

    Rolando Blackman

    Shooting guard

    Age60

    BirthplacePanama City, Panama

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, New York Knicks

    Rolando Antonio Blackman (born February 26, 1959) is a retired Panamanian-born American... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    Derek Harper

    Point guard

    Age58

    BirthplaceRoyston, Georgia, United States of America

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks

    Derek Ricardo Harper (born October 13, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
    612
    27

    Luka Dončić

    Guard, Small forward

    Number11

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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    #26 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History#74 of 765 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

  • 10
    Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    179

    Shawn Marion

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age41

    BirthplaceWaukegan, Illinois, United States of America

    Number0

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Miami Heat

    Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    J. J. Barea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    J. J. Barea

    Point guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceMayagüez, Puerto Rico

    Number5

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    José Juan "J. J." Barea Mora (born June 26, 1984) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
    414
    209

    Age37

    BirthplaceHanford, California

    Number6

    TeamsHouston Rockets

    Tyson Cleotis Chandler (born October 2, 1982) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    Jamal Mashburn

    Small forward

    Age47

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Miami Heat

    Jamal Mashburn (born November 29, 1972) is a retired American professional basketball player.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Josh Howard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    Josh Howard

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age39

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Joshua Jay Howard (born April 28, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
    217
    103

    Jerry Stackhouse

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age45

    BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina, United States of America

    Number42

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons

    Jerry Darnell Stackhouse (born November 5, 1974) is an American basketball coach and retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    95

    Sam Perkins

    Power forward, Center

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

    Samuel Perkins (born June 14, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
    413
    270

    Vince Carter

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Number25

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    77

    Devin Harris

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age36

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Number34

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Devin Lamar Harris (born February 27, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    75

    Harrison Barnes

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age27

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa, United States of America

    Number40

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
    105
    8

    Kristaps Porzingis

    Power forward

    Age25

    BirthplaceVentspils, Latvia

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porziņģis (born 2 August 1995) is a Latvian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    156

    Monta Ellis

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi, United States of America

    Number11

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

    Monta Ellis ( MON-tay; born October 26, 1985) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    104

    Jim Jackson

    Shooting guard

    Age49

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers

    James Jackson (born October 14, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball player.... more on Wikipedia

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    Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    Peja Stojaković

    Small forward

    Age43

    BirthplacePožega, Croatia

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans

    Predrag Stojaković (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Стојаковић, pronounced [ˌprêdraːɡ... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    51

    Wesley Matthews

    Shooting guard

    Age33

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Number23

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. (born October 14, 1986) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    #133 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#20 of 86 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

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    Brad Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time
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    Brad Davis

    Point guard

    Age64

    BirthplaceMonaca, Pennsylvania

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers

    Bradley Ernest Davis (born December 17, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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