Dallas Mavericks: Ranking the top 3 small forwards in franchise history

The Dallas Mavericks have had a lot of small forwards and in this article, we will take a look at the top three.

By Robin | Mar 24, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The Dallas Mavericks are one of the most talked about teams in the NBA Western Conference. They last won the NBA title in 2011 but remain powerhouses in their conference and put up a good show each season. Ever since they got Luka Doncic, they haven’t looked back and have only gone from strength to strength. They even reached the Western Conference Finals last season only to be defeated by eventual winner Golden State Warriors.

Over the years, the Dallas Mavericks have had a lot of small forwards and in this article, we will take a look at the top three.

Mark Aguirre

Mark Aguirre was arguably the most talented small forwards in the NBA during his time. He was picked at number 1 in the 1981 draft and did not look back ever since. During his time with the Dallas Mavericks, they went to the playoffs in 1984, which also happened to be the team’s first playoff appearance in their history. He helped the Mavs win division titles but was not able to lift the big one in what would have been a fitting way to celebrate his Mavs career.

Michael Finley

If ever there was a dependable player in Mavs history, it was Michael Finley. Finley was a key cog in the Dallas engine for over nine years and during his time with the franchise, he averaged around 20 points per game in six straight seasons. The Dallas Mavericks were successful in the early 2000s and Finley was central to it. He was also a good leader and some of his leadership skills shone during his time with the Mavs. He led the team to numerous playoff appearances but was not able to get them over the line to win the NBA title.

Jamal Mashburn

Jamal Mashburn is widely regarded as one of the most special players in Mavericks history. He was a skilled shooter as he had the ability to find the basket from almost any angle. Despite staying with the franchise for only three years, he struck a chord with the fans and was a fan favorite. During his time in Dallas, he averaged 19 points per game and he was also a good rebounder and a slick passer as well. He was a very versatile player and his teammates loved to play with him and despite staying with the team for only a short time, he is still regarded as one of their best players.