3 former Dallas Mavericks only diehard fans know

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Former Dallas Mavericks player only diehard fans will know: 1. Antawn Jamison

Jamison broke out for the Golden State Warriors after being the fourth overall pick in 1998, and he was a two-time All-Star with the Washington Wizards in 2005 and 2008. NBA fans likely remember Jamison playing for both teams, but he spent one season with the Mavericks between those two stops.

The 6’8 forward was traded to Dallas in a nine-player deal that included Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson, and Popeye Jones going to Golden State in 2003. Jamison averaged 14.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.0 steal in 29.0 minutes per game in his lone season in Dallas. He came off the bench behind Dirk Nowitzki, Antoine Walker, and Michael Finley.

After one season, Jamison was dealt to Washington for Devin Harris, Jerry Stackhouse, and Christian Laettner. Harris was just taken with the fifth overall pick, and Jamison would go on to be an All-Star the following season in the nation’s capital.

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Only diehard fans will remember Antwan Jamison’s one season with the Dallas Mavericks. He is one of many forgotten Mavs by the casual fan, and that is unlikely to stop anytime soon as the team tries to build an annual title contender around Luka Doncic. Expect the front office to keep changing the pieces until they get it right.