22 Stars the Dallas Mavericks missed drafting by a single pick

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17. Danny Green

On the night of the 2009 NBA Draft, Nick Calathes was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks despite his commitment to play overseas. Calathes never played a game for Dallas, and the Mavs would have been much better off if they selected the player who was picked one pick after Calathes.

Danny Green out of the University of North Carolina was selected with the No. 46 pick, and although his career never had much of a hot start, he turned into an elite role player for the San Antonio Spurs. Although Green was never a "star" like many of the other players on this list, his selfless playstyle, 3-point shooting ability, and defense would have been a great fit in Dallas, thus earning him a spot on this list.

For his career so far, Green has averaged 8.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game while shooting 42.1 percent from the field and 40 percent from downtown. Green's playoff performances with the Spurs were outstanding, and you could never leave him open.

Green would always fearlessly let it fly from downtown with no hesitation while also playing hard-nosed defense on the other end. For his career, Green is a 44-percent 3-point shooter from downtown in the playoffs, and playoff risers are players you always want on your team.

Green hasn't retired yet, but it wouldn't shock anyone if his career comes to a close soon.