Dallas Mavericks: Should they be higher in NBA League Pass Rankings?

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Dallas Mavericks fourth in Zach Lowe’s NBA League Pass Rankings: Should they be higher?

The Dallas Mavericks proved to be one of the most fun teams in the league last season. They led the NBA in offensive rating as Luka Doncic jumped into the MVP conversation. The Mavs second star is nicknamed the Unicorn for a reason. No player at his height can play the way he does. Their games tended to be a bit of a shootout as Dallas struggled on the defensive end of the floor.

It has been a struggle in the team’s first two games. They lost to the Suns in the opener after a slow start followed by being dominated by the Lakers on Christmas Day. Do not worry about the slow start. Porzingis’ return is around the corner, and the Mavericks will have their new talent integrated soon.

The Mavs figure to be one of the most fun teams to watch again in the 2020-2021 season. Let us take a look at where they ranked in Zach Lowe’s NBA League Pass rankings (subscription required) before determining if they should be higher.

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The Mavs landed fourth in Lowe’s rankings. He had extremely high praise for Luka Doncic and the team as a whole. He grades on five things. Four of which the Mavericks should rank incredibly high.

There is little argument to ranking Dallas ahead of the Lakers or Nets coming into this season. The defending champions made significant moves this offseason, and Brooklyn remade their team with two stars. Everyone is wondering how Kevin Durant will perform coming off a torn Achilles. The Mavericks should have been third, though. Yes, Denver made the Western Conference Finals, but Doncic over Jokic every day of the week.

Another jump should have the Mavs topping Lowe’s NBA League Pass rankings next season. They are already the most fun to team watch in my book. Who wants to miss a Luka Doncic game? The Mavericks have Kristaps Porzingis and a strong cast of role players. The team should continue improving too. It promises to be a ton of fun for Dallas Mavericks supporters, so stay tuned.

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