22 Stars the Dallas Mavericks missed drafting by a single pick

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19. Grant Hill

The Dallas Mavericks drafted one of the greatest point guards of all time with the No. 2 pick in the 1994 NBA Draft as they selected Jason Kidd, but another star player went one pick later to the Detroit Pistons with the No. 3 pick.

Grant Hill, the star out of Duke was selected with the No. 3 overall selection, and although Kidd had a better career, Hill is still a Hall of Famer who wouldn't have been a bad alternative if the Mavs did decide to pass on Kidd.

Over his long NBA career, Hill averaged 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 31.4 percent from downtown. Hill was a seven-time NBA All-Star, and a five-time All-NBA player, and his performance on both ends made him an elite wing for a long time.

Hill was a versatile defender who could guard multiple positions, and he always brought great effort. He averaged 1.8 steals per game or more multiple times in his career, and although often overlooked, he was a stout defender.

Offensively, Hill was a dynamic slasher and ball handler for his position, and he was always someone who could throw down a big slam at any moment. Injuries eventually started taking a toll on his career, but his prime was excellent.