If Dirk leaves, it won't be because the Mavs weren't aggressive in trying to keep him.
A modified version of the ballyhooed free-agent summit that was initially suggested and then downplayed by Dwyane Wade has indeed taken place, ESPN.com has learned.
In Marc Stein's Week 9 Power Rankings, the Pistons keep their No. 1 spot.
In the Week 18 edition of Marc Stein's Power Rankings, the Mavs stay on top with the West elite keeping pace.
Who will win the Western Conference? NBA Insider Chad Ford breaks it down.