Our weekly look at which Mavs stocks have risen and fallen the most:
Dirk Nowitzki: He’s one of the premier power forwards in NBA history, and the 35-year-old has looked as though he’s still in his prime over the last week. Nowitzki averaged 25.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 59.3 percent from the floor and 47.6 percent from 3-point range while the Mavs won three of four games. He set a season-high 10 rebounds in Monday’s win over the Washington Wizards. He followed that up with a season-high 35 points in Wednesday’s win over the Houston Rockets, including 14 in the fourth quarter while the Mavs rallied from 14 down.
Jae Crowder: The second-year forward got off to a red-hot start, but Crowder has cooled off considerably. He scored a total of only nine points in the last four games, seven of which came in Saturday’s win over the Orlando Magic. Crowder really struggled in his only start of the season, scoring two points on 1-of-8 shooting in Monday’s win over the 76ers. The Mavs were held scoreless for more than five minutes to start that game, with Crowder missing four shots and committing two turnovers during that span. He is 1-of-14 from 3-point range over the last seven games, but he’s still shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc this season.