All-Time Mavericks Starting Five – Fadeaway

Jason Terry – PG/SG

Over the past twenty years especially, the Dallas Mavericks have been an elite free agent destination for players past their primes, so that causes their all-time starting five to not convey how great they really are. Jason Terry has been in the NBA for a long 17 years, 8 of those spent in Dallas. He was the sixth man of the year in 2009 and won the championship in 2011. Terry has made 2242 three-point shots, placing him at third all-time.

Michael Finley – SG/SF

Michael Finley is yet another player who was not drafted by the Dallas Mavericks. He and a couple other role players were traded there in 1997 in return for Jason Kidd. After arriving in Dallas, he averaged just under 20 points per game over 9 years before leaving to win a ring with the Spurs in 2007. Finley was an efficient scorer and a great player for the Mavs.

Mark Aguirre – SF

Mark Aguirre was the first overall pick in the 1981 NBA Draft. He has since been pronounced one of the worst first overall picks in NBA history. Nonetheless, he was still a solid Maverick for eight years. He averaged 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists; Not bad right? Wrong. In Aguirre’s eight seasons in Dallas, he only had one where his team reached 50 wins. He was traded to the Pistons the year after, where he would win two NBA championships.

Dirk Nowitzki – PF

With all respect to Tony Parker, Pau Gasol, Vlade Divac, Peja Stojakovic, and Arvydas Sabonis, Dirk Nowitzki is undoubtedly the best European NBA player of all-time. Since being traded to the Dallas Mavericks on draft night in 1998, Nowitzki has averaged 22 points and 8 rebounds per game and is still managing to be a productive player at the age of 38. He lead the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011 and won MVP in 2007. He is sixth all-time in points scored, and will most likely pass Wilt Chamberlain next season.

Shawn Bradley – C

There aren’t a whole lot of centers to choose from in Mavericks history. In my opinion, Tyson Chandler is considered a Knick, Roy Tarpley was suspended for half of his career due to substance abuse, and the rest of the options aren’t too great either. While Shawn Bradley’s biggest career moment was appearing in Space Jam with some of the best players in NBA history, he still was 7’6.

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