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3 former Dallas Mavericks only diehard fans know

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The Dallas Mavericks have not lacked superstar talent since 2000. Dirk Nowitzki quickly transformed into one of the best players in the league and staying in Dallas for two decades helped. Before he retired, the Mavs traded up in the draft to secure Luka Doncic. The 23-year-old has made first-team All-NBA for three straight years and is on his way to being an inner circle Hall of Famer.

The Mavs have done well at developing talent in recent years. Dorian Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber both went undrafted before becoming key pieces of the team’s rotation. Jalen Brunson and Dwight Powell were second-round picks that blossomed into starters on a conference finalist.

The Mavericks had a ton of success in the last two decades, but that was not always the case. They had a decade-long playoff drought from 1991 to 2001. Dallas churned through players as they tried to build the best team around Dirk Nowitzki, and they took plenty of chances on players to get back into contention in the 1990s. Here are three former Mavs only diehard fans know.

3 former Dallas Mavericks only diehard fans know

One former Maverick is about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Most fans know Tim Hardaway Jr. plays for the Mavs, but his father spent half of a season in Dallas in the early 2000s. The soon-to-be Hall of Famer was at his best with Golden State and Miami, and most would forget his brief stint with the Mavericks.

There were a ton of names to consider for this list like Yogi Ferrell, Corey Brewer, Eddy Curry, and even Dennis Rodman. Diehard fans may remember all of those players, but here are three only they will know played for the Dallas Mavericks.