Our weekly look at which Mavs stocks have risen and fallen the most:
Shawn Marion – The Matrix has suddenly rediscovered his scoring touch this week. He eclipsed his season-high point totals in each of the last two games. Marion had 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting Tuesday against the 76ers and followed that up with an 18-point, 7-of-11 performance the next night in his hometown of Chicago. It’s hard to find many bright spots during a three-game losing streak, but Marion appears to be fully recovered from the knee injury that caused him to miss five games.
O.J. Mayo and Darren Collison – It’s been a tough three-game stretch for the Mavs’ 25-year-old starting guards. Or, in Collison’s case, former starting guard. The Mavs plan to sign 38-year-old Derek Fisher to eventually take over the starting point guard role. Collison came off the bench for the first time all season in Tuesday’s loss to Philadelphia, which came in the wake of his two-point, four-assist, four-turnover stinker in a blowout loss to the Lakers. Collison put up nice numbers against the 76ers, but he committed two turnovers to start the game-deciding streak of six sloppy possessions and sprained his right middle ring finger, which caused him to sit out the next night. Mayo, who had been one of the NBA’s hottest shooters, has hit his first real cold front of the season, averaging only 9.3 points on 32 percent shooting during the three-game losing streak.