Tyson Chandler grabs final spot in Mavericks all-time starting five

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Tyson Chandler Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Tyson Chandler Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks fans got to vote on the team’s all-time starting five this week. Here is a look at the final results of the balloting.

The Dallas Mavericks had supporters select the team’s all-time starting five. Each day, they put out a Twitter poll with four great players and allowed fans to choose their starter. With the final spot in the books, here is a look at the results.

Mavs supporters decided the starting center on Friday. Tyson Chandler took the spot over Kristaps Porzingis, Sam Perkins, and oddly Mark Aguirre. Aguirre was not a center but somehow got put into this vote.

Chandler on the 2011 Mavericks was a defensive force. He was a massive reason why the Mavericks took home the title. Having peak Chandler anchor the defense is a fantastic choice.

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The rest of the starters

Supporter chose Jason Kidd over Steve Nash to be the starting point guard. Jason Terry ran away with the second vote. Current star Luka Doncic grabbed the spot at the three with Dirk Nowitzki starting at power forward.

The starting five would be an offensive juggernaut with Chandler and Kidd carrying the mail on the other end of the floor. They certainly would be a problem for any opposition.

There was a bit of recency bias in the selections, though. Omitting greats like Derek Harper, Rolando Blackman, and Aguirre was difficult. Blackmon should have replaced Terry at the two. The Jet would certainly be the sixth man in the Mavericks all-time lineup, though. Kidd had the better career, but Harper was arguably the better Mav.

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Doncic is already a top ten Maverick of all-time after just two seasons. He made the leap into All-Star starter and All-NBA selection. Luka should hold that spot for the next decade-plus. The 21-year-old could be the NBA’s best player in a few seasons.

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The future is bright in Dallas. The Mavericks should be back in yearly title contention soon. Buckle up because it is going to be a wild ride for supporters.