22 Stars the Dallas Mavericks missed drafting by a single pick

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2. Dominique Wilkins

With the No. 3 overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz selected Dominique Wilkins from the University of Georgia. Wilkins was a star at Georgia, and his star power transitioned beautifully to the NBA. He was an absolute monster for the Atlanta Hawks as he was traded there before the regular season began, and he was averaging over 30 points per game in his fourth season in the NBA.

The Dallas Mavericks would have had Wilkins fall right into their laps if he fell one more spot, and they ended up selecting Bill Garnett with the No. 4 overall pick. Garnett was a bust for Dallas and only played four seasons in the NBA.

If Dallas would have landed Wilkins, they would have landed one of the greatest wings ever. Wilkins played in nine All-Star Games and made seven All-NBA Teams, and having him in Dallas would have been wild.

He is one of the greatest dunkers ever, and his scoring ability was top-notch. Wilkins was always a threat to throw down a vicious dunk, and he could put the ball in the bucket whenever he wanted to.

Wilkins is criminally underrated by this generation, and his dunking ability is some of the best that the league has ever seen. Having Wilkins in Dallas would have given them an all-time great, but the Jazz stole him from them.