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Top five shooting guards in Dallas Mavericks history
Qualifier: players will be classified under one position even if they played at more than one. For example, while Michael Finley(notes) played both shooting guard and small forward, he will only appear on one list.
Four-time All-Star guard Rolando Blackman spent 11 brilliant seasons with the Dallas Mavericks from 1981 to 1992. Blackman provided a big scoring punch out of the Mavs' backcourt with seven 1,500 point seasons and overall averages of 19.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Until Dirk Nowitzki(notes) passed him in 2008, Blackman was the Mavericks' all-time leading scorer with 16,643 points.
Two-time All-Star swingman Michael Finley spent the prime years of his career with the Dallas Mavericks from 1996 to 2005. Finley was a fantastic shooter and athlete who helped revive a Mavericks franchise that spent most of the 1990s in the NBA's basement. The core of Finley, Nowitzki and Steve Nash(notes) carried the Mavs past a ten-year playoff drought in 2001, beginning a streak of 11 straight playoff appearances and counting. Finley averaged more than 20 points per game five straight times en route to 12,389 points with the team and 17,306 in his career. He averaged 19.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists over 626 games for the Mavs.
High-scoring Sixth Man of the Year winner Jason Terry has been with the Mavericks for the last seven seasons and was a major contributor to their 2011 NBA Championship. Terry is averaging 16.2 points and 4.1 assists through 556 regular season games with the Mavs and 17.0 points with 3.5 assists in seven trips to the playoffs. In 2011, he became the second Maverick to hit more than 1,000 three-point baskets with the franchise. His career total of 1,650 threes now ranks eighth all-time.
Jim Jackson had a promising start to his career with five strong seasons in Dallas from 1992 to 1997. Jackson was potent scorer for the exciting, young and thoroughly unsuccessful Mavericks of the mid-1990s. He averaged 19.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists, but was ultimately traded as the Mavs completely revamped their roster. Jackson's post-Mavs career was one of a journeyman as he played for 12 more franchises without spending as many as two full seasons with any of them.
Two-time All-Star swingman Jerry Stackhouse provided instant offense off the Mavericks' bench from 2004 to 2008. In 246 games for Dallas, Stackhouse posted averages of 12.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest. The great slashing guard made a clean transition from a 20 per game scorer to a secondary option and he played a major role in the Mavericks' run to the 2006 NBA Finals.
Dallas Mavericks Franchise Index, Basketball-Reference.com
NBA History, NBA.com
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