30 Greatest Dallas Mavericks players in franchise history
By Tyler Watts
23. Devin Harris
The Mavs acquired Harris in a 2004 draft trade that sent Antawn Jamison to the Washington Wizards. Dallas took Devin Harris fifth overall, and he immediately jumped into the rotation.
Steve Nash left in free agency, but that did not stop the Mavericks. They made it to the second round of the playoffs in 2005 and lost in the NBA Finals in 2006. Harris kept improving, including becoming a starter in 2007. The Mavs shipped the 6’3 guard to the Nets in 2008 to acquire Jason Kidd.
Harris was an All-Star in 2009 and played five seasons for three different franchises before arriving back in Dallas in 2013. He spent his final six NBA seasons with the Mavericks save for a brief stint after the trade deadline with the Nuggets. Harris was known for his cutting ability. His numbers may not jump off the screen, but the 6’3 guard was a key piece of the Mavericks' second unit for parts of ten different seasons.
Devin Harris is eighth in Dallas Mavericks history in games played and steals. He is one of only six players to play in parts of ten or more seasons with the franchise. Longevity matters. He may have never lived up to his draft position, but playing a decade with the franchise earns him a spot on this list.