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1. Derek Harper
Derek Harper is perhaps the most underrated point guard in NBA history. With the quickest of hands, Harper amassed almost 2,000 career steals and ranked No. 11 all-time upon his retirement in 1999. On the offensive end, Harp finished with 16,006 points and 6,577 assists in 16 seasons.
Harp played 12 of those seasons in Dallas and brought it every night on both ends of the floor. The backcourt of Blackman and Harper led the Mavs to the 1988 Western Conference Finals before they lost in seven games to the Lakers, who were in the midst of back-to-back NBA titles.
In between his two stints in Dallas, Harper helped lead New York to the 1994 NBA Finals and was the front-runner to win the Finals MVP Award after five games. However, Hakeem Olajuwon and the Rockets denied Harp and the Knicks by winning Games 6 and 7 in Houston.
Derek will always be remembered as a Maverick, and it remains a mystery why his No.12 uniform has not yet been retired in Dallas. Hopefully, Mr. Cuban will correct that oversight.
For now, Harper will just be known as the greatest Mavs point guard ever. His consistent two-way excellence and longevity in Dallas necessitates that honor.