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History of a 0.500 Team

The list includes the names of notable or talented starters that played for the Dallas Mavericks. The wins and losses list consists of the year and position of the player. My takeaway from the list is Dallas plays 0.500 basketball historically because of the talent. No disrespect to the players, and posting the list Is not an intention to frame a viewpoint of the team’s history. I do believe Dallas plays 0.500 basketball consistently because of the past and present leadership. The inconsistency in talent, lack of above-average players, and combination of both implicate the historical wins and losses record.

I based the list on stats, videos, articles on the players, and other verifiable information. The age of each player factors into the list. Some players played while their skills, health, and time in the NBA declined. Conversely, some players emerged while playing for the Dallas Mavericks.

Noticeable does not mean the players were stars or above average. Additionally, the term in context also means names people recognize, such as players people primarily know because of the time the players spent with the Mavericks. Additionally, some people on the list did not play significant time and stayed on the roster for contractual purposes. Furthermore, noticeable players were contributors or good role players. Deeper insight into the organization could reveal the decisions and events that shaped the rosters. I believe internal and external factors caused players to leave Dallas. However, The 0.500 wins and losses record could result from cognitive dissonance in organizational behavior. Cognitive dissonance is not prevalent every season. The lack of talent is arguably a primary factor every year.

Last, I believe changes in talent implicate the Maverick’s historical record.

1980-1981 G Brad Davis

1981-1982 SF Mark Aguire SG Rolando Blackmon PG Brad Davis

1982-1983 SF Mark Aguire SG Rolando Blackmon PG Brad Davis SF Dale Ellis

1983-1984 SF Mark Aguire SG Rolando Blackmon PG Derrick Harper PG Brad Davis SF Dale Ellis PF Mark West

1984-1985 SF Mark Aguire SG Rolando Blackmon PG Derrick Harper G Brad Davis SF Dale Ellis

1985-1986 SF Mark Aguire SG Rolando Blackmon PG Derrick Harper G Brad Davis SF Dale Ellis C James Donaldson SF Detlef Schremp

1986-1987 SF Mark Aguire SG Rolando Blackmon PG Derrick Harper G Brad Davis C James Donaldson SF Detlef Schremp PF Roy Tarpley PF Sam Perkins

1987-1988 SF Mark Aguire SG Rolando Blackmon PG Derrick Harper G Brad Davis C James Donaldson SF Detlef Schremp PF Roy Tarpley PF Sam Perkins

1988-1989 SF Mark Aguire SG Rolando Blackmon PG Derrick Harper G Brad Davis C James Donaldson SF Detlef Schremp PF Roy Tarpley PF Sam Perkins C Herb Williams

1989-1990 SG Rolando Blackmon PG Derrick Harper G Brad Davis C James Donaldson PF Roy Tarpley PF Sam Perkins C Herb Williams SF Adrian Dantley

1990-1991 SG Rolando Blackmon PG Derrick Harper G Brad Davis SF Alex English PF Roy Tarpley C Herb Williams

1991-1992 SG Rolando Blackmon PG Derrick Harper G Brad Davis SG Fat Lever C Herb Williams

1992-1993 PG Derrick Harper SF Jimmy Jackson SG Tim Legler C Sean Rooks

1993-1994 PG Derrick Harper SG Jimmy Jackson SF Tony Campbell SG Lucious Harris SG Tim Legler C Sean Rooks

1994-1995 PG Scott Brooks SG Tony Dumas SG Lucious Harris SG Jimmy Jackson PG Jason Kidd C Roy Tarpley C Lorenzo Williams

1995-1996 PG Scott Brooks SG Lucious Harris SG Jimmy Jackson PG Jason Kidd PF Popeye Jones SF Jamal Mashburn SF George McCloud C Cherokee Parks

1996-1997 C Shawn Bradley PG Sam Cassell SG Tony Dumas SF Michael Finley PF AC Green PG Derrick Harper C Stacy King SG Jimmy Jackson PG Jason Kidd SF Jamal Mashburn

1997-1998 C Shawn Bradley SF Cedric Ceballos SG Hubert Davis SF Michael Finley PF AC Green PF Samaki Walker SG Erick Strickland

1998-1999 C Shawn Bradley SF Cedric Ceballos PF AC Green, SG Hubert Davis SF Michael Finley PG Steve Nash PF Samaki Walker SG Erick Strickland PF Dirk Nowitzki PF Gary Trent C Hot Rod Williams

1999-2000 C Shawn Bradley SF Cedric Ceballos PF AC Green, SG Hubert Davis SF Michael Finley PG Steve Nash PF Samaki Walker PF Dirk Nowitzki PF Gary Trent C Sean Rooks PF Dennis Rodman

2000-2001 PF Gary Trent PG Steve Nash PF Dirk Nowitzki PG Vernon Maxwell PF Christian Laettner PF Juwan Howard C Shawn Bradley SF Michael Finley SG Hubert Davis

2001-2002 C Shawn Bradley SF Michael Finley PG Tim Hardaway PG Juwan Howard PF Danny Manning SG Nick Van Exel PG Steve Nash PF Dirk Nowitzki

2002-2003 SG Raja Bell C Shawn Bradley SF Michael Finley PG Steve Nash PF Dirk Nowitzki PG Avery Johnson PF Popeye Jones PF C Raef LaFrentz SG Nick Van Exel

2003-2004 PG Travis Best C Shawn Bradley PG Tony Delk SF Michael Finley SF Josh Howard SF Antawn Jamison PG Steve Nash PF Dirk Nowitzki PF Antoine Walker

2004-2005 C Shawn Bradley C Erick Dampier PG Devin Harris PG Steve Nash SF Josh Howard PF Dirk Nowitzki SG Jerry Stackhouse PG Jason Terry PF Keith Van Horn

2005-2006 PF Keith Van Horn SG Jerry Stackhouse PG Jason Terry PG Darrell Armstrong SG Doug Christie C Eric Dampier PF Dirk Nowitzki c DeSagana Diop PG Devin Harris SF Josh Howard

2006-2007 PG J.J. Barea C Eric Dampier PF Dirk Nowitzki C DeSagana Diop PG Devin Harris SF Josh Howard PG Avery Johnson PF Kevin Willis SG Jason Terry

2007-2008 C Brandon Bass PG Tyron Lue PG J.J. Barea C Eric Dampier PF Dirk Nowitzki C DeSagana Diop PG Devin Harris SF Josh Howard SG Jason Terry SG Eddie Jones PG Jason Kidd PF Juwan Howard SG Jerry Stackhouse

2008-2009 C Brandon Bass PG J.J. Barea C Eric Dampier PF Dirk Nowitzki C DeSagana Diop PG Jason Kidd SF Josh Howard SG Jason Terry SG Gerald Green

2009-2010 PG Rodrigue Beaubois C Eric Dampier C Brandon Haywood SF Shawn Marion G Jason Kidd PF Dirk Nowitzki SF Jerry Stackhouse SG DeShawn Stevenson SG Jason Terry SF Tim Thomas PG J.J. Barea SG Caron Butler

2010-2011 SG Corey Brewer PG J.J. Barea PG Rodrigue Beaubois C Tyson Chandler SF Brian Cardinal C Brandon Haywood PG Jason Kidd SF Shawn Marion SF Steve Novak SF 6 Peja Stojaković PF Dirk Nowitzki SG DeShawn Stevenson SG Jason Terry

2011-2012 PG Rodrigue Beaubois SG Vince Carter SF Brian Cardinal C Brandon Haywood PG Jason Kidd SF Shawn Marion SF Lamar Odom PF Dirk Nowitzki SG Jason Terry PG Delonte West C Brandon Wright

2012-2013 PG Darren Collison SG Vince Carter PG Rodrigue Beaubois SF Jae Crowder PF Dirk Nowitzki PG Derrick Fisher SG OJ Mayo PF Dirk Nowitzki SF Shawn Marion C Brandon Wright

2013-2014 SG Wayne Ellington SF Shawn Marion SG Vince Carter SF Jae Crowder SG Monte Ellis PG Devin Harris PF Dirk Nowitzki C Brandon Wright

2014-2015 PG JJ Barea C Tyson Chandler SG Monte Ellis SF Jae Crowder PG Raymond Felton SF Richard Jefferson SF Chandler Parsons PG Devin Harris PF Dirk Nowitzki PF Dwight Powell PG Rajon Rondo C Brandon Wright

2015-2016 SF Wesley Matthews PG JJ Barea PG Raymond Felton C JaVale McGee PF Dirk Nowitzki C Zaza Pachulia SF Chandler Parsons PF Charlie Villanueva PF Dwight Powell PG Devin Harris

2016-2017 PF Quincy Acy PF Harrison Barnes PG JJ Barea SF Justin Anderson C Andrew Bogut SG Seth Curry SG Yogi Ferrell PF Dirk Nowitzki PF Dorian Finney-Smith PG Devin Harris SG Wesley Matthews C Dwight Powell PG Deron Williams

2017-2018 PG JJ Barea PF Harrison Barnes SG Yogi Ferrell PF Dorian Finney-Smith PF Maxi Kleber SF Wesley Matthews SF Doug McDermott C Nerlens Noel PF Dirk Nowitzki C Dwight Powell PG Dennis Smith Jr.

2018-2019 PG Jalen Brunson PG JJ Barea PF Harrison Barnes SG Luka Dončić PG Trey Burke PF Dorian Finney-Smith PF Maxi Kleber C Dwight Powell SG Tim Hardaway Jr. SG Courtney Lee SG Devin Harris PF Wesley Matthews PF Dirk Nowitzki PG Dennis Smith Jr.

2019-2020 C Willie Cauley-Stein PG JJ Barea PG Jalen Brunson SG Seth Curry PG Trey Burke PF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SG Michael Kidd-Gilchrist C Kristaps Porziņģis SG Courtney Lee C Kristaps Porziņģis PG Delon Wright C Dwight Powell SG Luka Dončić PF Maxi Kleber SG Tim Hardaway Jr. PF Dorian Finney-Smith

2020-2021 PG Jalen Brunson PG Trey Burke C Willie Cauley-Stein SG Josh Green C Dwight Powell SG Luka Dončić PF Maxi Kleber C Boban Marjanović SG Tim Hardaway Jr. C Dwight Powell SG J.J. Redick SG Josh Richardson PF Dorian Finney-Smith

2021-2022 PF Dāvis Bertāns SF Reggie Bullock PG Jalen Brunson SG Tim Hardaway Jr. C Dwight Powell SG Josh Green C Dwight Powell SG Luka Dončić PF Maxi Kleber PF Dorian Finney-Smith SG Spencer Dinwiddie PG Trey Burke C Willie Cauley-Stein PG Brandon Knight SG Josh Green PG Isaiah Thomas

2022-2023 PF Dāvis Bertāns SF Reggie Bullock SG Tim Hardaway Jr. C Dwight Powell SG Josh Green C Dwight Powell SG Luka Dončić PF Maxi Kleber PF Dorian Finney-Smith SG Spencer Dinwiddie PF Christian Wood C JaVale McGee PG Kemba Walker

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