After a 4-3 start to the season without Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Mavericks have managed to run damage control through the first week-and-a-half of the season.
As such, it's time to look at grading each player on the roster through seven games of the 2012-13 season. Among the surprises are O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman, while Elton Brand has struggled a bit.
Heading into Monday night's game with the Minnesota Timberwolves, team play and sharing the ball have been stalwarts of this group so far. Rick Carlisle has the squad believing it can beat anyone in the league. The loss to the Charlotte Bobcats was really the lone dark spot in what's been a successful start to the season.
All 15 players have been graded through seven games. The list does not include Eddy Curry, who played just two games before being cut in favor of Troy Murphy.