SI.com has another stat for us NBA watchers: the NBA Player Power Rankings. It’s meant to evaluate players for their ability to put their teams over the top, which admittedly is easier to do with some NBA squads than others. SI’s Kelly Dwyer rates Dirk at #2, just below our old friend Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.
Well, that's preseason. Starting now, Dirk will be moving up.