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1980–81 Dallas Mavericks season

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1980–81 Dallas Mavericks season

A ticket for a March 1981 game between the Dallas Mavericks and the season's eventual champions Boston Celtics.

The 1980–81 Dallas Mavericks season was the first season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 11 Kiki Vandeweghe SF  United States UCLA
2 34 Rossevelt Bouie PG  United States Syracuse
3 57 Dave Britton SG  United States Texas A&M
  • Kiki Vandeweghe of UCLA was drafted by the Mavs with the 11th pick of the 1980 NBA Draft, but Vandeweghe refused to play for the expansion Mavericks and staged a holdout that lasted a month into the team's inaugural season. Vandeweghe was traded to the Denver Nuggets, along with a first-round pick in 1981, in exchange for two future first-round picks

Regular season

Season standings


  • z, y – division champions
  • x – clinched playoff spot

Player statistics


Awards and records





June 9, 1980
To Dallas Mavericks---- To Phoenix Suns----
September 11, 1980
To Utah Jazz---- To Dallas Mavericks----
September 16, 1980
To Cleveland Cavaliers---- To Dallas Mavericks----
October 30, 1980 To "'Cleveland Cavaliers"'---- To "'Dallas Mavericks"'----

Free agents

See also


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