Help Mavericks round out their all-time starting five
Dallas Mavericks fans can cast their votes for the starting center in the team’s all-time five. See who should round out the lineup here.
The Dallas Mavericks have been letting fans select the team’s all-time starting five this week. They ran a daily Twitter poll featuring four nominees per. Supporters have selected four names already. They just need to fill the final spot.
In the first vote, Jason Kidd edged Steve Nash to start at the point. Jason Terry ran away with the other starting backcourt spot. Mavs fans added current star Luka Doncic to the lineup at the three. There was no question who would start at the four. Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki took that crown.
Now fans need to decide the starting center between Kristaps Porzingis, Mark Aguirre, Tyson Chandler, and Sam Perkins. They can vote here. The balloting ends on Saturday morning. Here is a closer look at the candidates.
Who should you vote for?
Current star Kristaps Porzingis should need no introduction. KP is averaging 19.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game this season. He is in his first season with the Mavs, though.
Tyson Chandler has had two stints with Dallas both lasting just one season. He was their starting center and defensive anchor on the 2011 championship team. Chandler also averaged a double-double each night for the Mavericks in the 2014-2015 season.
Mark Aguirre would be the Mavs all-time starters embracing small ball. Aguirre is 6’6 and listed at 232 pounds. The Mavericks legend was not a center, so it was odd he was grouped in here. He was drafted number one overall by the Mavs in 1981. In his seven and a half seasons in Dallas, Aguirre averaged 24.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game.
Sam Perkins was drafted by the Mavericks in 1984. He played six seasons in Dallas. During that time, he averaged 14.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 0.9 blocks per game.
Personally, I’d lean towards Aguirre. He is not a center, but the three-time All-Star was a phenomenal talent. Aguirre rounds out a daunting starting five for the Mavericks.
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