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2011: Jason Kidd and J.J. Barea
Rodrigue Beaubois was also the third-string point guard of the 2011 team, but he was injured throughout the whole playoffs and played only 28 games in the whole season.
The 2011 Mavericks team was led by a 37-year-old Jason Kidd. He averaged around 28 minutes a game during the regular season, but that number jumped to 35 minutes per game during the playoff run.
Kidd led the team in assists (8.2), as well as contributing 7.9 PPG, 4.4 RPG and 1.7 SPG on a rather atrocious 36 percent shooting from the field (per Basketball Reference).
However, stats don't tell the whole story with Kidd. He's one of the greatest leaders of the game today and his steady, consistent production at his position is the reason why he's still playing at a high level.
J.J. Barea was the X-factor of this group. The 5'11 point guard was probably the best backup point guard a team could ask for. He contributed 9.5 PPG and 3.9 APG in just 20 minutes of playing time a night, and his spark off the bench was key for the Mavericks throughout the whole season.
Current: Darren Collison, Mike James, Rodrigue Beaubois
Darren Collison is the current starting point, but his inconsistencies throughout the season have led to Rick Carlisle benching him.
Simply put, Collison has just been average so far. His 12.9 PPG and 5.2 APG with 2.3 TO is far from excellent, but it wasn't like he was expected to become a superstar after joining the team in the offseason.
In fact, he has been solid lately, but he will never have the intangibles and leadership that Kidd brought to this club during his tenure.
Furthermore, the Mavericks went through a handful of point guard experiments and chose to stick with Collison as the starter, so that definitely doesn't say much about the organization's trust in someone like Beaubois.