3. Nick Van Exel
Another flashy guard who excelled well off the bench was Nick Van Exel. The former Los Angeles Laker was a scoring machine for Dallas.
In two seasons with the Mavericks he averaged 12.8 points per game and shot above 41.1 percent from the field. He became the team's fourth leading scorer and was the primary option off the bench.
During the playoffs, he was a different player. He became Dallas' second-leading scorer during the 2003 NBA Playoffs; he averaged 19.5 points per game.
His best performance came against the Sacramento Kings during the second round of the playoffs. In Game 3 of the series, he poured in 36 points off the bench. He followed up the performance scoring 40 points in Game 4.
He played a role in helping Dallas advance to their second Western Conference finals. Van Exel's performance would not be enough though as the team fell to the San Antonio Spurs in six games.
One thing that stood out about him was he could score anywhere. Van Exel could shoot the ball from long range or create opportunities by driving to the basket.
His 2003 playoff performance would be the end of his career in Dallas as they traded him the following offseason.