Top 10 Dallas Mavericks draft day pickups since 2000

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4. Devin Harris

Devin Harris is another player who excelled during his time in Dallas. The former Mav was traded to Dallas on draft night when the Washington Wizards sent the fifth pick Harris, Jerry Stackhouse, and Christian Laettner for Antawn Jamison.

He was expected to shadow All-Star Steve Nash, but that idea failed when Nash left Dallas in free agency. Harris eventually became the team's starting point guard.

He struggled his rookie season when he averaged 5.7 points per game and 2.2 assists. His playing time dwindled when Dallas made Jason Terry a primary starter.

Harris still played a primary role for Dallas off the bench. He helped the Mavs reach the 2006 NBA Finals, where they fell to the Miami Heat in six games.

By his junior year, he averaged 10.2 points per game on 49.2 percent shooting. Harris had his best year during the 2007-08 season when he averaged 14.4 points per game and 5.3 assists; that same season, he started in 39 games for Dallas before being traded.

The Mavs sent Harris to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Jason Kidd. Harris returned to Dallas during the 2013-14 season. He remained with the team for five seasons before coming back for a third stint.

He was a fan favorite during his time in Dallas, and his hustle and leadership will never be forgotten.