In many ways, this week's power rankings will be odd to look at, considering the win over OKC last night (which isn't reflected in these rankings.) The rankers have the Mavs all over the place, anywhere between 8 and 13 (but mostly at 9) after a week in which they lost to the Cavs by 30 and beat the Clips by 30.
With a crazy week of games in progress, one solid win under their belts and a couple more tough contests to go, this inconsistency in rankings could be the norm for these Mavs the rest of the season. Let's hope things even out with a couple more solid wins this week though.
Let us here you in the comments, and as always, you can read the full rankings for each site by clicking on "what they said."
This Week: 9 Last Week: 7
The Mavericks were hammered by the Cavaliers, but paid it forward by blowing out the Clippers. Dallas hasn't resembled the cohesive team that led the NBA in offensive efficiency, but it's a good sign that Chandler Parsons' return has been strong. He's averaged 17 points while shooting 60 percent from deep since returning.
This Week: 8 Last Week: 10
The Mavericks have lost interest in free-agent center JaVale McGee and aren't seeking any more roster additions, a source told Yahoo Sports.
This Week: 13 Last Week: 9
That win vs. the Clippers on Friday was an emphatic statement. Can they shake customary inconsistency in the final month?
This Week: 10 Last Week: 10
How cathartic was Friday night's long-awaited rout of the Clippers? It was the first game in which the Mavs managed a 20-point lead in more than a month, going all the way back to Feb. 5 in Sacramento. The question has to be asked: Is Dallas in any danger of being passed up by OKC?
This Week: 9 Last Week: 9
The 33-point shellacking handed down by the Cavaliers made Rick Carlisle "sick to his stomach." Hopefully the Mavs' 30-point victory the next time out made the head coach feel a bit better. As displayed in those two games, Dallas might have the greatest distance between its ceiling and floor among West contenders.