NBA Power Rankings week 16: OKC Thunder and teams post deadline

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OKC Thunder, NBA Power Ranking W15: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks and Dennis Schroder #17 (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images) /

79. . 32-21. Previous: 11th. Dallas Mavericks. 11. team

Dallas Mavericks:

Offense: (116.1) 1st
Defense: (110.4) 17th
Net: (plus +5.7) 6th

Results Week 16: (2-2) Won vs. Pacers: 112-103, Hornets: 116-100, Lost vs. Grizzlies: 107-121, Wizards: 118-119
Games Week 17: (2 games) Mon vs. Jazz | Weds vs. Kings

Punctuating the Mavericks’ issues with clutch time they lost another game in this critical segment of the game to the Wizards. Dallas is 3-6 in games decided by three points or less!

They expect to get Luka Doncic back in week 17 just prior to the break and are in desperate need to add him back into the mix.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist isn’t a player who’ll bring much in terms of fixing one of the biggest issues the Mavericks have which is clutch time scoring. That said,  he will potentially fill some of the void lost via Dwight Powell and definitely offer some defensive prowess.

Kristaps Porzingis has discovered more of his offense with Luka out. The key moving forward will be getting the unicorn and the wunderkid to feast simultaneously.