Using adjusted offensive efficiency to lead us to the soul of some of the greatest offenses in NBA history, teams that performed well in a vacuum but separated themselves from their peers.
The Dallas Mavericks make Dallas look like a Game of Thrones landscape.
33 year-old Dirk Nowitzki, still basking in the glory of newly-minted titles like NBA champion and Finals MVP, opened the 2011-2012 season out of shape. The impending consequence was the worst campaign of his professional career: Nowitzki appeared in just 53 games, registered his lowest player efficiency rating since 2000, and failed to lead Dallas to a playoff birth for the first time in 12 years.
Watch Dirk Nowitzki and the rest of the Mavericks sing some classic hits.
Arguments about the best power forward in the NBA abound, but they all come with a caveat. Should that caveat exist, though?
No team relies on the corner three like the Wizards. And for one play, Trevor Ariza used that tendency to trick the Mavs into giving up an easy layup.