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Week 13: The Big Three is finally broken up, Phoenix's rebounding machine ascends and Parker inches back into the mix

POSTED: Feb 11, 2016 7:42 PM ET

By Scott Wraight,


After averaging 12.1 points in November and 11.3 in December, Jamal Crawford climbed up to 15.6 for January.

Sorry, Amar'e.

After hibernating for a few weeks, it appears the OSPR jinxing powers have struck again. The latest victim is Stoudemire, who after making the list at No. 7 for the first time is nowhere to be found. That'll happen when you turn in two games of two points and a third of just seven.

Meanwhile, the Big Three has been broken up ... by a reserve guard. Should we now dub them the Fearsome Foursome? OK, maybe not. Also, it took a while, but a Spur finally makes his way back into the chase.

  • Notes: Statistics are through games of Feb. 11. Rankings are based on entire regular season with heavy emphasis on recent play.
  • Any player who turns 33 during the regular season can be added to the Old School Power Rankings

1. Pau Gasol (35), Chicago Bulls

Last week's rank: 1
Last week's stats: 3 games, 22.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 5.0 apg
Season stats: 17.0 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 3.4 apg

The Gasol family saw both ends of the spectrum last week, with Pau being selected to the All-Star Game and brother Marc suffering a broken foot that will keep him out indefinitely. But it was another productive week for the newly minted All-Star, who turned in two double-doubles while going over 20 points in all three games.

All-Star Top 10: Pau Gasol

Check out the top 10 plays from Eastern Conference All-Star Pau Gasol!

2. Dwyane Wade (34), Miami Heat

Last week's rank: 2
Last week's stats: 3 games, 19.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 4.3 apg
Season stats: 18.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.7 apg

It was a productive three games for Wade, who in addition to shooting 51.9 from the field also chipped in 1.3 steals. But what's with last week's 62.5 clip from the free-throw line? Wade has now turned in 10 straight games with 16 or more points and has eclipsed 20 in six of those contests. Someone's been playing more like a 24-year-old than 34.

3. Jamal Crawford (35), Los Angeles Clippers

Last week's rank: 4
Last week's stats: 4 games, 20.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.8 apg
Season stats: 13.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 2.2 apg

What happens when you go over 20 points in three of four games? You break into the top three for the first time this season. Though he shot just 39.4 from the field last week, Crawford picked up his offensive game, never dipping below 18 points. That's bound to happen when you get heavy minutes, going over 30 in four straight.

4. Dirk Nowitzki (37), Dallas Mavericks

Last week's rank: 3
Last week's stats: 3 games, 15.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 0.7 apg
Season stats: 17.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.7 apg

Unlike Crawford, Nowitzki failed to eclipse the 20-point barrier in any of last week's games. In addition to an ugly 41 percent from the field, Nowitzki managed to go just 2-for-12 (16.7 percent) from beyond the arc. Let's see if dropping to No. 4 on our list ignites Mr. Nowitzki after the All-Star break.

5. Zach Randolph (34), Memphis Grizzlies

Last week's rank: 5
Last week's stats: 4 games, 17.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.3 apg
Season stats: 14.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.6 apg

Following last Saturday's solid double-double (20 points and 14 rebounds) against Dallas, it looked like Randolph would climb up a notch. And even more so after Monday's 26-point performance. But that momentum was stalled with a 15-point, 3-rebound effort Wednesday against Brooklyn.

Milestone: Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph passes Stephon Marbury for 98th on the career scoring list.

6. Kobe Bryant (37), Los Angeles Lakers

Last week's rank: 6
Last week's stats: 3 games, 20.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.3 apg
Season stats: 16.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.4 apg

After it looked like Bryant had found his game (and his legs) with three straight impressive games, he began last week with a 9-for-28 against San Antonio. Two nights later, he goes 6-for-25 followed by a 5-for-16 outing against Cleveland. For the week, Bryant shot 29 percent from the field and is now at 35.1 over his last five.

Kobe Bryant's All-Star Mixtape

Take a look back at Kobe Bryant's greatest highlights from his 17 All-Star games.

7. Tyson Chandler (33), Phoenix Suns

Last week's rank: 9
Last week's stats: 3 games, 11.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 0.3 apg
Season stats: 5.9 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.0 apg

Chandler's rebounding has been holding steady over the last three weeks. Last week was no exception, as the big man managed two double-doubles and has now gone over 10 boards in five of the last seven games. But the real eye-popping statistic from last week was his FG%: 73.7.

8. Joe Johnson (34), Brooklyn Nets

Last week's rank: 8
Last week's stats: 4 games, 12.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 5.8 apg
Season stats: 11.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.1 apg

Johnson's week was a roller coaster. First, he turned in one of his best games of the season last Friday (27 points, 11 assists and six rebounds). That was followed up with a 9-point showing vs. Philadelphia. Two nights later, Johnson nailed the game-winner against Denver. Finally, he wrapped up the week with a bagel: zero points on 0-for-3 shooting.

Nuggets vs. Nets

Joe Johnson records 12 points as well as the game-winner at the buzzer to defeat the Nuggets.

9. Matt Barnes (35), Memphis Grizzlies

Last week's rank: Just missed
Last week's stats: 4 games, 8.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.0 apg
Season stats: 8.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.8 apg

If not for Saturday's double-double (17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists), Barnes wouldn't have made the cut. Aside from that game, it was an uneventful week for Barnes, who scored just 17 points combined in his three other games including a bagel (0-for-3 in 14 minutes) Wednesday against Brooklyn.

10. Tony Parker (33), San Antonio Spurs

Last week's rank: NA
Last week's stats: 3 games, 10.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 3.7 apg
Season stats: 12.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 5.1 apg

Look who's (barely) back. It wasn't a strong week for Parker, but no one else made enough noise to bump him off the bottom of the list. In addition to just one double-digit scoring effort (14 against the Lakers), Parker has now gone three straight games with fewer than six assists. He's also gone over eight assists in just two of his last 14.

Just missed the cut: Kyle Korver, Leandro Barbosa, Jose Calderon

Will turn 33 this season: Devin Harris (Feb. 27)

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