22 Stars the Dallas Mavericks missed drafting by a single pick

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10. Chris Mullin

While Charles Oakley was available for the Dallas Mavericks to select in the 1985 NBA Draft when they selected Detlef Schrempf with the No. 8 overall pick, a different star player was selected right before the Mavs made their selection.

The Golden State Warriors selected Chris Mullin with the No. 7 overall pick, and he was undoubtedly the best player of the three players that were selected in the 7-9 range. Mullin was an absolute legend for the Warriors, and him being a Hall of Famer reflects that.

Over his 16-year NBA career, Mullin averaged 18.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 50.9 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from downtown. Mullin was a dynamic scorer during his prime in Golden State, and it would have been unbelievable if he fell into the Mavs' laps in that draft.

Mullin was an excellent shooter, and his smooth left-handed release will never be forgotten by longtime NBA fans. He was always a threat to go on a big scoring run, and his ability to score off the dribble was solid.

Mullin's remarkable NBA career was highlighted by four All-Star game appearances, five All-NBA team appearances, and playing for the "Dream Team" in the 1992 Olympics. He was a hard worker, team player, and loyal, and he would have been beloved in Dallas.