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Dallas Mavericks Career Point Scoring Leaders
The Dallas Mavericks have been an NBA franchise since 1981, and while they are still hoping for that elusive first title, the team has made the playoffs 15 times and has been extremely competitive since Mark Cuban bought the franchise in 2000. They have also had some marquee players and some others that are just plain talented. Here is a short list of the Mavericks’ all-time leading scorers to date:
Dirk Nowitzki (20,102)—Forward Dirk Nowitzki has been with the Mavericks his entire career, since 1998 and as I write this in 2010 he is still one of the game’s premier players. Nowitzki ranks first in Mavs’ history with 20,102 points and counting, and he has scored over 1600 points nine times and over 2000 points four times. Nowitzki’s best season was 2005-06, when he scored a career best 2151 points (27 points per game).
Rolando Blackman (16,643)—Guard Rolando Blackman played for the Mavericks most of his career, from 1981 to 1992, and he ranks second in franchise history with 16,643 total points. Blackman scored over 1500 points seven times and his best season was with Dallas in 1983-84. That year, Blackman scored a career high 1815 points (22 per game) with a .546 field goal percentage, also a career best.
Mark Aguirre (13,930)—Forward/guard Mark Aguirre played for Dallas from 1981 to 1989, and he ranks third in the team’s history with 13,930 points. Aguirre had his best seasons in Dallas, topping 2000 points three times. His best season was 1983-84, when he scored a career best 2330 points (29 per game), which included an NBA high 925 field goals that year.
Derek Harper (12,597)—Guard Derek Harper began his career in Dallas and played there from 1983 to 1994. He ranks fourth in Mavericks’ history with 12,597 total points and his top six scoring seasons were with Dallas. Harper’s best season was 1990-91, when he scored a career high 1519 points (20 points per game).
Michael Finley (12,389)—Guard/forward Michael Finley played for Dallas from 1996 to 2005, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 12,389 points. Finley had over 1700 points three times, all with Dallas, and his best season was 1999-2000, when he scored a career best 1855 points (23 per game). Finley also led the NBA in minutes played that year, with 3464.