The Dallas Mavericks have had great shooting guards in years gone by and in this article, we will take a look at the top three.
The Dallas Mavericks are one of the best teams in the NBA Western Conference. They are led by the indomitable Luka Doncic, who has been lighting up the league ever since he got drafted. They have steadily made progress over the last few years and even went to the conference finals last season where they were beaten by eventual winners, Golden State Warriors.
Undoubtedly the best shooting guard in Mavericks history, Rolando Blackman spent 11 years with the franchise. What makes his stay even more special is that he holds most franchise records. He is second on the list for most points scored with 16,643 only behind Dirk Nowitzki at number one. He had great ball handling skills and was known to be a good shooter of the ball and it is no wonder that he amassed so many points. In 2000, he had the honor of having his jersey retired by the Dallas outfit in a move that cemented his status as one of the franchise’s best ever players.
Jason Terry terrified his opponents with his insane shooting skills and was a key player for the Dallas Mavericks during his 8 year stay with the franchise. He also holds the record for most threes made by a Mavericks player and that goes to show how impactful he was. He was an important player when the Mavs won the NBA title in 2011 and was named the Sixth Man of the year. Similar to Blackman, Terry had his jersey retired in 2019 in what was a huge event for the now retired star.
The Dallas Mavericks always find some hidden gems from the basketball world and Josh Howard was one of them. A versatile defender capable of making shots from anywhere beyond the arc, Howard was the man for the big moments. He also took the team to the NBA Finals in 2006 where they eventually lost out to Dwyane Wade’s Miami Heat. He was however plagued with injuries during his time with the Mavs but despite that, he is still easily in the top three for the best shooting guards in franchise history.
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