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Rockets GM Daryl Morey believes Mavs are one of the NBA’s best teams

Daryl Morey, Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks already have plenty of fans hopping on their bandwagon after a 13-6 start to the season. Make room for another one: Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

Morey responded to a Forbes story where odds suggested the Mavs will make the playoffs at this rate, to which the Rockets GM responded by praising them as one of the best teams in the league:

It’s no surprise to see Morey pumping the Rockets’ Texas rival, considering Houston lost to the Mavericks by 14 points last week in a game that was never all that competitive.

The Mavs look like the real deal now as they approach the 20-game mark, but they were a fringe team starting the season, expected to sneak into the playoff race alongside others like the Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, and New Orleans Pelicans.

Only one of the aforementioned is in the playoff cutout right now, along with the Mavericks, who hold the No. 4 spot through this early stretch.

Luka Doncic’s surge has proven to be just as potent as the duo of Harden and Westbrook put together, which has the phenom rising up the ranks as a potential MVP candidate — especially if he can lead the Mavs to the playoffs, as Morey well expects.