Dallas Mavericks’ best-ever quintet.

When one considers the number of great players who have worn the Mavericks’ jersey throughout history, it is almost incomprehensible that the Mavs have won only one title. Especially since 2000, which is when the Mavericks were purchased by the industry mogul tech Mark Cuban, Dallas missed the playoffs only during four seasons avowedly devoted to the rebuilding. Cuban lifted the Mavs from a disastrous decade, but historic fans will recognize this quintet in this all-time the names of some of the champions who launched Dallas onto the basketball scene in the 1980s. Given the abundance of players on the outside and the dearth, on the other hand, of noteworthy centers, we focused on the small-ball and a fairly atypical quintet.

PG: Jason Kidd, 1994 to 1996 and 2008 to 2012

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It is difficult to elect one player as the best point guard for the Dallas Mavericks, given the number of champions who have filled this role. We decided to honor the specific weight of Kidd’s return to Mavs history: without his defense and basketball IQ, the 2011 title ride would have been unthinkable. Kidd’s stats in a Mavs jersey speak of a near-double-double average (11 points and 8.5 assists), but the numbers don’t give thanks to the player who even as an over-30-year-old has proven to be one of the most crucial.

G: Luka Doncic, 2018 to present.

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If in recent years Luka Doncic has been able to take the entire NBA by storm by sharing the backcourt with the likes of Dinwiddie, Hardaway Jr. and Brunson, just imagine what he could have done together with Jason Kidd, by the way now his coach in Dallas. Predestined since his youthful days at Real, Doncic is also predestined to become the greatest player ever for the Dallas Mavericks; a title that, to this day, we feel is still reserved for another European player you will meet in this quintet. On this team, Luka should therefore accept the role of second fiddle.

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SF: Rolando Blackman, 1981 to 1992.

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Here we are, then, with the two stars of the Mavericks of the 1980s, several times close to reaching the Finals. Forced to play out of position, Rolando Blackman would definitely be a fairly undersize, but perhaps he would not have been an insurmountable obstacle for one of the NBA’s most reliable shooters of those years. In 11 seasons in Dallas, Blackman shot 50 percent from the field, an impressive figure for an outfielder. His four All-Star Game call-ups (it could well have been five), certify Blackman’s superstar status during his time in Texas.

PF: Mark Aguirre, 1981 to 1989.

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Flanking Blackman, in the unusual-and, let’s face it, perhaps unsuitable-role of power forward, we deploy Mark Aguirre. In Dallas Aguirre was the team’s leading scorer, with resounding averages of nearly 25 points per game. Besides being an excellent forward, Ziggy also knew his stuff on defense, as evidenced by more than 500 stolen balls in a Mavs jersey. Not surprisingly, after his experience in Dallas, it was the Detroit Pistons who recruited him and made him a mainstay of the second unit of bad boys Who won two consecutive titles.

C: Dirk Nowitzki, 1998 to 2019

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Clearly, there would be very little interior defense in this quintet with Nowitzki at center, but in the end what does it matter if the team scores 150 points a game? Probably the strongest European player ever, Wunderdirk is and the star who brought Dallas the franchise’s first and only title. Succeeding five years after the huge disappointment of the 2006 Finals added to the success that epic contour that characterizes historic feats. Winning the ring and Nowitzki’s undying loyalty to the jersey, which has remained in Dallas for more than 20 years, makes him unanimously the GOAT of the Mavericks, Luka permitting…

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Honorable mention / 6th man: Derek Harper

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