Should Luka Doncic be the third starter in the Mavericks all-time five?

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks fans can choose another member of the team’s all-time starting five. Should it be Luka Doncic or one of the three nominees?

The Dallas Mavericks are giving fans the opportunity to select the team’s all-time starting five. They are running a daily Twitter poll where they can vote on a member.

The Mavs have already selected two players for the lineup. Jason Kidd edged Steve Nash in the opening round of voting. The results for the second position just ended.

The Mavericks also released the third set of nominees. Current star Luka Doncic is joined by Shawn Marion, Josh Howard, and Jamal Mashburn. Supporters can cast their votes here until April 2.

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Here is a closer look at the nominees plus the results from the second guard spot.

Who should you vote for?

The Mavericks gave fans a third difficult decision.

Luka Doncic likely needs no introduction. The reigning Rookie of the Year has transformed himself into a top ten NBA player this season. He is in the running for MVP and Most Improved Player. Doncic should also be a lock for All-NBA selection. It is a small sample size of just two seasons, though.

Shawn Marion was past his prime by the time he joined the Mavericks, but he was a key piece on the 2011 championship squad. The Matrix averaged 11.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game during his five seasons in Dallas.

Jamal Mashburn was drafted by the Mavericks in 1993. He spent his first three and a half seasons in Dallas. Mashburn averaged 19.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game with the Mavs.

Josh Howard was also drafted by the Mavericks. He was an All-Star and averaged 15.3 points per game during his six and a half seasons in Dallas.

There is again no wrong answer here. I’d lean toward Doncic given what he has already produced plus what is likely to come from the 21-year-old superstar.

Results for second guard

The second spot in the Mavericks all-time starting five was between Rolando Blackman, Michael Finley, Jason Terry, and Jim Jackson. Here are the results.

The Jet joins Kidd in the starting five. Dirk Nowitzki will obviously be one of the choices at forward leaving just two spots left in the lineup.

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