NBA Power Rankings: Doncic Lifts Mavs Into Top 10

With just 21 games remaining, Luka Doncic the Dallas Mavericks are getting all kinds of respect in multiple NBA Power Rankings

The lowest point of the Dallas Mavericks' season came on Christmas night when their undermanned roster lost to the Utah Jazz

Dallas put up a great fight given the circumstances (injuries and COVID protocols), but the loss dropped the team to a season-low record of 16-18

A lot has changed since then, though, as Luka Doncic has found his groove in a major way and led a resurgence for the Mavs

Dallas – fifth in the Western Conference standings – is now 36-25 on the season with a chance to go a season-high 12 games over .500 if it takes care of business against a struggling Lakers squad

Doncic averaged 34.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists in February while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from deep

All of this recent success for the Mavs has resulted in improved their status in multiple NBA Power Rankings. First up, NBA reporter Marc Stein squeezed Dallas into his top-10 this week

"The Mavericks stand as a fascinating illustration of modern basketball," said Stein in his reasoning for moving the Mavs up a notch

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