Dallas Mavericks: 10 players you forgot played for the team

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Dallas Mavericks Antoine Walker (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

Recalling Antoine Walker’s one season with the Dallas Mavericks

Walker came out of Kentucky and hit the ground running in the NBA. He averaged 17.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as a rookie. Walker increased it 22.4 points and 10.2 rebounds in his second season as he became an All-Star for the Celtics. He would go on to average over 20 points per game for four straight seasons and make two All-Star teams with Boston.

After the 2002-2003 season, the Celtics traded Walker and Tony Delk to the Mavericks for Raef LaFrentz and a first-round pick. Dallas was looking to breakthrough after making the Western Conference Finals in 2003.

Walker spent just one season with the Mavericks. He averaged 14.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game starting next to Dirk Nowitzki. It was one of only three seasons in his legendary career that Dirk played primarily center according to Basketball-Reference. The Mavericks would be bounced in the first round of the playoffs by the Kings in 2004.

In August, Dallas traded Walker and Tony Delk for Jason Terry. The Jet became an important piece of the Mavericks two NBA Finals teams. Walker was on the Miami Heat in 2006 when they defeated the Mavs for the championship. Many remember the three-time All-Star in Boston and Miami, but his one season in Dallas can slip fan’s minds.

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