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Power Rankings: Mavs hold steady despite losing streak

Despite recent losses, the Mavericks mostly hold steady in this week's rankings.

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The Mavericks have had a tough week, losing three games in a row, including close ones against Chicago and New Orleans and a blowout at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies, although that last one was played after these rankings were released.

Still, Dallas is still firmly in the top 10 in each of this week's power rankings, where concerns linger about the impact of the Rondo trade on the offense even while his defensive contributions are appreciated. Also, it sounds like everyone was a little shaken up by the Tyson Chandler injury scare.

Let us know what you think in the comments! And as always, you can read the full rankings for each site by clicking on "what they said."

SB Nation

This Week: 7 Last Week: 6

What they said:

The Mavericks no longer have the best offense in the NBA, dropping to second while averaging 110.8 points per 100 possessions. The Rajon Rondo trade has been a mixed bag, but the results haven't been particularly surprising. Dallas' offensive efficiency is taking a dip while its defense is improving.

Yahoo! Sports

This Week: 8 Last Week: 6

What they said:

Dirk Nowitzki, a 12-time All-Star, and Monta Ellis, who has never been an All-Star, are on the bubble for the West team.

CBS Sports

This Week: 8 Last Week: 9

What they said:

Dallas definitely isn't as fearsome as some Western Conference teams, but they still have a dangerous gear. The Mavericks lost to the Bulls and Pelicans by a combined seven points. The Tyson Chandler injury scare shows how fragile their window is.


This Week: 8 Last Week: 8

What they said:

Agonizing weekend Ls to the Bulls and Pels, in the wake of that huge MLK Day win in Memphis, have quickly dropped the Mavs to sixth in the West. But things could be way worse; Dallas appears to have dodged a major injury bullet with Tyson Chandler shaking off a knee scare in New Orleans.

Sports Illustrated

This Week: 8 Last Week: 9

What they said:

Rajon Rondo might be a detriment to Dallas' offense (106.3 points per 100 possessions on the court vs. 114.6 off it), but he's just as impactful in a positive manner on the team's defense (98.5 vs. 108.0)