10 Retired Dallas Mavericks who would fit perfectly on today's team

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2. Mark Aguirre

This season, the Dallas Mavericks have had a revolving door of starting small forwards, with Grant Williams, Josh Green, and Dante Exum among those who have been sharing the responsibility. But that wouldn't be the case if the team had Mavs legend Mark Aguirre.

The only No. 1 overall pick in franchise history, Aguirre is arguably the team's first-ever star and formed one of the best Mavs duos with Rolando Blackman. At his peak, the legendary small forward averaged 29.5 points per game, doing so in the 1983-84 season en route to becoming the first Mav to join the All-Star Game.

Some might question whether he would be a good fit alongside Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. However, it's worth noting Aguirre learned to adjust his play style depending on who he shared the court with. He started as a high-scoring weapon before learning to share the ball when his other teammates started contributing more. Then, when he was traded to the Detroit Pistons, he showed no problems blending in with an ensemble cast by attempting fewer field goals and exerting better effort on defense.

Furthermore, the Pistons only made it to the next level after they replaced the more offensively polished star Adrian Dantley with a better-fitting asset in Aguirre. That speaks a lot about the two-time champion's willingness to sacrifice his individual accolades and cede the spotlight if necessary, characteristics that had Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas gushing.