Every NBA team’s greatest point guard of all time

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Dallas Mavericks
Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks — Jason Kidd

1994-1997, 2007-2012
10.5 points per game
8.4 assists per game
5.5 rebounds per game

The first repeat of the list. Jason Kidd was phenomenal for three franchises. He was very good for the Mavericks, the Suns, and he was a legend with the Nets. However, the Mavericks never really had another great point guard. Obviously, there’s Steve Nash, but he never hit the peak of his powers in Texas, and Kidd’s second stint in Dallas has him just slightly above him here. Brad Davis has his number retired with the Mavs, but Kidd’s contributions were just a little more.

In Kidd’s first go-around, we started to see some of his greatness. He averaged close to 17 points a game in his second season with Dallas. He was trying to be more of a scorer before he settled into the triple-double machine he was later in his career. He was just under 10 assists per game as well.

In the middle of his third season in Dallas, Kidd was traded to the Suns. He spent 12 seasons away from Dallas before returning in 2008. Kidd’s tenure in Dallas ended on a sour note, but unlike most players, Kidd got a second chance. He was averaging close to 10 points and 10 assists for most of his second stint. In Dallas’ run to the 2011 NBA Championship, he averaged 9 points, 7 assists, and 2 steals as he settled into more of a complementary role with the Mavs. It was Kidd’s first championship after getting so close earlier in his career. He’s now the head coach of the Mavericks.