22 Stars the Dallas Mavericks missed drafting by a single pick

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16. Isiah Thomas

With the No. 1 overall pick in the 1981 NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks selected Mark Aguirre from DePaul. Aguirre is undoubtedly a Mavs legend and one of the most underrated Mavericks of all time, but they missed out on drafting a Hall of Famer who was selected just one pick later.

Isiah Thomas out of Indiana was selected with the No. 2 overall pick of the 1982 NBA Draft, and this could have been a pick that keeps you up at night if you're the Mavs. Thomas is a Hall of Famer and one of the best point guards to ever play the game, and he could have been exactly what the Mavs needed to get their organization moving in the right direction a little bit quicker.

For his career, Thomas averaged 19.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 9.3 assists, and 1.9 steals per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 29 percent from 3-point range. Thomas is one of the most skilled guards ever, and some people even think that Thomas is more skilled than Kyrie Irving.

Thomas in Dallas rather than playing for the Detroit Pistons for his entire career would have been wild, and he could have potentially helped bring a championship to Dallas. Thomas' career accolades include him being inducted into the Hall of Fame, 12 All-Star Game appearances, two NBA Championships, and he has been on five All-NBA Teams.