Dallas Mavericks gaining steam in NBA Power Rankings
By Tyler Watts
The Dallas Mavericks struggled out of the gate, but injuries and COVID issues were to blame. Since getting healthy, the team has vaulted up the standings. The Mavs have won 13 of their last 18 including dominating victories over the Clippers, Nuggets, Nets, and most recently the Trail Blazers. Superstar Luka Doncic has been incredible as he is working his way back into the MVP race.
The Mavericks still sit eighth in the Western Conference. They are 2.5 games behind sixth, which is an important position this year. Teams seven through ten are part of the play-in tournament. Dallas wants to avoid that and lock themselves into a playoff spot.
A new week means a fresh set of NBA Power Rankings has been released. Where do the Mavs sit and how high can they climb? Let us take a closer look at the latest ranks.
Dallas Mavericks a consensus top ten team in NBA Power Rankings
The Mavs were eighth for the second straight week in NBA.com’s Power Rankings. The Athletic (subscription required placed Dallas ninth and ESPN held the Mavs at tenth for the second consecutive week. They are a top ten squad, but how far can they climb?
It is not out of the question that Dallas works their way into the top five of the Power Rankings. It might seem like a stretch, but only six teams were ahead of the Mavericks in all three rankings. The LA Clippers have been inconsistent this season, and Dallas won the season series against them with two blowout victories. A skid by the Jazz or Suns could have experts reevaluating their stocks too. The Mavericks staying hot could quickly vault them up the ranks.
Fans should be pleased with the team’s recent performances. The Dallas Mavericks are a top ten team with the upside to make a deep playoff run. They will be looking to improve their roster before the trade deadline with the hope of pushing themselves over the top. Do not miss a second of the action.