Ranking 15 worst Mavericks starters of the Dirk Nowitzki era

Hopefully the Mavericks do not have to start anyone this bad in the Luka Doncic era.
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7. Eddie Jones

Jones was the tenth overall pick in 1994 and immediately jumped into the Lakers rotation. The 6’6 wing was an elite athlete, who was NBA-ready after three years at Temple. He made three All-Star appearances and three All-Defensive teams before arriving in Dallas. Jones was special during his prime, but that is not what Mavericks fans got to see.

Eddie Jones signed with the Mavericks in free agency in 2007 and turned 36 before opening night. He had been a starter his entire career, but there were signs of decline. Dallas took the gamble and ended up with his final NBA season where the wheels quickly fell off.

E.J. averaged 3.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 19.6 minutes per game over 47 contests with the Mavs. It was the first and only time in his career he played fewer than 20 minutes per game. The 6’6 wing shot 36.7 percent from the field and could not find his footing.

Jones made 33 starts, but he was out of the rotation by the postseason. It was a forgettable year that told the 36-year-old it was time to hang up the sneakers.

Eddie Jones was a three-time All-Star, but it was a classic case of the Dallas Mavericks not being able to land the player they wanted until way after their prime. Jones retired in 2008 after 14 years in the NBA.