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Weekly NBA Power Rankings: After 3-0 Week, Dallas Mavericks On The Rise

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After a convincing 3-0 outing in last weeks games against stronger opponents (Timberwolves, Trail Blazers and Nuggets), the Mavericks look to continue their streak this week against the Clippers, Nuggets, 76ers and Knicks.

Analysts seem to notice by now that Dirk might not be done yet. Here's your overview: - David Aldridge: 6th

Was that the Diggler we saw polishing off the Blazers Saturday with that patented foul-line fadeaway? And Delonte West rounding into form? And Jet Terry playing at the same high level he has all season? - John Schuhmann: 7th

The Mavs have won three straight, all against other teams in the West's top 11. Somehow, they're a top-four seed despite a bottom-10 offense. If they ever get everybody in a rhythm, they'll be tough to knock off. This week's schedule includes four tests: the Clippers, Nuggets, Sixers and red-hot Knicks. - Chris Sheridan: 7th

The above mentioned trade makes sense because it clears Marion’s salary to give them room to sign two max free agents, and because Rick Carlisle has had a man-crush on Nocioni since seeing him practice with Argentina in 2002 at The Palace prior to 2002 World Championship. "I want 10 of him," Carlisle once told me. Carlisle’s current crush is on Delonte West, 2OT savior Sat. night vs. Blazers.

NBC - Kurt Helin: 7th

They have been playing well of late (three wins in a row) but let’s see how they do against this week’s gauntlet of Clippers, Nuggets, Sixers and Knicks.

SBNation - Tom Ziller: 3rd

We'd all be cool if Dirk Nowitzki spent the rest of the season doing color commentary instead of playing, right?

ESPN - Marc Stein: 9th

The Mavs steadied themselves after home losses to OKC and Indy and a crunch-time failure in Cleveland with weekend wins over the Wolves (road) and Blazers (in double OT at home). More importantly? Dirk has steadied himself with five straight 20-point games after just one in his previous 12.

ESPN - John Holinger's Metric: 9th - Power Ratings: 7th - Efficiency Differential: 7th

MavsMoneyball - j0Shi's Schedule Adjusted Efficiencies: 15th