Dallas Mavericks: Top 5 sidekicks of Dirk Nowitzki’s career

By Chad Sanchez
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki’s top sidekicks: Honorable mentions

Before we go into the top five, let’s take a look at some of the best players that just missed a spot on the list.

Monta Ellis

Ellis was a firecracker in Dallas. He came to Dallas in 2013. Dirk was in his mid-30s, but Ellis helped invigorate him and the fanbase. It was fun watching that group and seeing Monta take the reigns a bit during crunch time. Whenever Dallas needed a bucket, fans knew they could count on Ellis to get you one.

Although it was Dirk’s team, you could see the shifting of the guard with Monta on the team. While his time was short, he was able to revive his career in Dallas next to Dirk.

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd was there to help Dirk get over the hump and bring a championship to Dallas. It was his second stint with the team, and his third time making it to the NBA finals. Both players had struggled to win on the big stage previously. One could make the argument that they needed each other to do it.

While Kidd is a Hall of Famer, he seemed more of a leader on the team than a sidekick to Nowitzki.

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