The Dallas Mavericks won two of their three games last week. They handled the Pelicans and Spurs but were blown out by resurgent Bulls in Chicago in what continues a season-long trend for Luka Doncic and company.
The Mavs are 8-4 on the season, but they have a negative net rating. They have taken care of business against projected lottery teams, and have been dominated in their four losses versus teams expecting to make the playoffs.
Dallas has a difficult slate ahead with seven straight games against teams currently in the playoff mix. Where do they stand entering that stretch? Here is a look at three different power rankings to attempt to gain a consensus on where the Mavericks should be after 12 games.
Dallas Mavericks closing in on consensus top 10 team in power rankings
The Mavericks are a bit difficult to peg after 12 games. They have the seventh-best winning percentage in the NBA, but Dallas is 19th in point differential. Their four blowout losses play a key factor, and it will be interesting to see how they play over this difficult stretch. If the Mavs can go 4-3 over the next seven games, they should be a consensus top ten team in the power rankings.
Luka Doncic has not played his best basketball so far. He had a massive performance in the Mavericks last game as the team dominated the Spurs in San Antonio. Could that be the start of an impressive run by the 22-year-old? Expect his play to improve as the season progresses.
Fans should stay tuned as the Dallas Mavericks face a difficult stretch to close the month of November. They will learn a ton about the team over the next two weeks, so do not miss a second of the action.