Dallas Mavericks: Why the team is too low in ESPN’s Power Rankings

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks are too low at tenth in ESPN’s Power Rankings

The Dallas Mavericks are preparing for the season’s restart as you read this. They depart for Orlando in a few days. The Mavs will snap their playoff drought and be looking to advance past the first round for the first time since 2011 during NBA Disney.

Only the NBA’s best 22 teams will be heading to Orlando. The other eight are searching for a way to get some games before the start of next season. NBA Disney features eight seeding games per team after training camp 2.0. Then, there will be a play-in for the final postseason berth in each conference before the traditional playoffs begin.

In preparation for the team’s heading to Orlando. ESPN released their Power Rankings of the 22 teams taking part.

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Dallas Mavericks rank tenth: Why it is too low

The Mavs sit tenth in ESPN’s list. There are a lot of outstanding teams in the NBA, but Dallas should be higher.

They are directly behind the Miami Heat. The Mavericks are undersold there. Dallas has the sits sixth in net rating right now. The Heat are tenth. Miami has a slightly better record and an easier path to a deep playoff run, but the Mavs are a better team in offensive rating and plus-minus.

ESPN placed the Rockets fifth. The Mavericks defeated Houston by eight points in their only meeting with Luka Doncic on the floor. Dallas also has a plus-minus advantage. It will be interesting to see how the Rockets small ball experiment works in Orlando, but the Mavericks should be add of them coming into Orlando.

The two teams square off in the first seeding game. Fans can read breakdowns and predictions for the Mavs entire schedule here.

The Dallas Mavericks are a dangerous and underrated team heading into the restart. Both Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are fully healthy. The Mavs are primed to shock some people with a deep run during NBA Disney, so please do not miss it.

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