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Ranking the Dallas Mavericks Hall of Famers from worst to best

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The Dallas Mavericks will get their sixth Hall of Famer in 2023 as Dirk Nowitzki becomes eligible for the first time. MFFLs are already preparing to celebrate their GOAT’s induction as a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Nowitzki is back with the team as a special advisor, and his statue outside the American Airlines Center will be unveiled this season.

Dirk will be the Mavericks' best Hall of Famer after he is inducted, but who stands atop those rankings right now? Five inductees have played for Dallas since their inception in 1980 with three of them being part of the NBA’s 75th-anniversary team.

How do the five Mavs Hall of Famers rank? Who’s the best inductee to ever wear a Mavericks uniform? Is current head coach Jason Kidd atop the list? Here is a ranking of their five current Hall of Famers.

Ranking the Dallas Mavericks Hall of Famers: 5. Adrien Dantley

Dantley was one of the best scorers in the early 1980s. The 6’5 forward averaged over 30 points per game for four straight years, and the six-time All-Star won two scoring crowns. His best years came with the Utah Jazz, but Dantley played for seven NBA teams during his 15-year career.

His time with the Mavericks was a footnote in his Hall of Fame resume. Dantley played parts of two seasons in Dallas, but only76 regular season games total. He still scored 17 points per game in his mid-30s, but the 6’5 forward was past his prime.

Dantley retired from the NBA in 1992, but he was not inducted into the Hall of Fame until 2008. He was a two-time All-NBA selection and won the Rookie of the Year in 1977. It is a strong resume, but it took Dantley some time to earn his call to the Hall of Fame. He was more than deserving, and Dantley scored at will during his entire NBA career. 

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