Dallas Mavericks Top 10 Countdown: Honorable Mention
The Dallas Mavericks emerged as an excellent team in the NBA at about the same time the 21st century began. Since the Mavs are one of the better teams throughout this century, we decided to countdown the best players the franchise has had since 2000.
When the Dallas Mavericks franchise was added to the league in the year 1980, they were brought in as an expansion team. This expansion brought the NBA from 22 teams to 23 on their way to the current 30 team setup.
Although Dallas was pretty irrelevant the first couple years, they figured it out quick enough to make the 1984 NBA playoffs, only the 4th season for the franchise. The Mavs continued to play well in the 80’s before falling apart through the entire 90’s.
After that tough decade, the Mavs became relevant again by the year 2000 and made the playoffs in 2001. This is when the franchise really showed its relevance.
Because of the great teams the Mavericks were able to put on the court, the 21st century has proven to be full of skilled, hard-working, Mavs favorites. For that reason, we will be ranking the top 10 players since that time.
If you missed the original post, follow the link here to learn the criteria of the ranking. Here are those that just missed out on The Smoking Cuban’s Top 10.
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