Ian Mahinmi — 2011 Dallas Mavericks
If you know Ian Mahinmi at all, you’re probably either a Pacers fans or a salary cap enthusiast. Mahinmi’s greatest impact on the NBA has been signing a fat extension in the fateful summer of 2016 spending spree, netting a massive four year $64 million deal with the Washington Wizards to effectively come off the bench behind Marcin Gortat and then Dwight Howard.
Before the Pacers and Wizards years, Mahinmi spent one year in Dallas, playing 488 minutes in the regular season and just 33 in the playoffs. He was the third center on the Mavericks roster, an afterthought buried behind Tyson Chandler as TC carried Dallas’s defense en route to the franchise’s only championship.