Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki (BEST)
We all know he wasn’t drafted by the Dallas Mavericks, it was the Bucks that did that. But, Dallas did acquire Dirk on draft day. Dirk Nowitzki has almost three times as many win shares as his next closest Mavericks competitor. He has scored over 31,000 points in his career, all of them for Dallas, which ranks him seventh all time and should see him pass Wilt Chamberlain by the end of the season when he presumably heads into retirement.
Nowitzki was the league MVP in 2007, but his playoff run in 2011 cemented his legacy as he led the Mavericks to their only NBA championship, knocking off LeBron James and his vaunted Miami Heat teammates in their first season together. Nowitzki is one of the greatest international players in NBA history.
Dallas Mavericks: Randy White (WORST)
A lot of memorable names were drafted in 1989, including Shawn Kemp, Vlade Divac, Glen Rice, Tim Hardaway, Mookie Blaylock, Clifford Robinson, Nick Anderson, Sean Elliott, and others. One name you won’t often see on that list?
The number eight pick, Randy White. Dallas took White out of Louisiana Tech and he barely cleared 40% shooting for his career and never averaged double-digit points in any season.