Former Mavericks wing drops bombshell take about team's playoff potential

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The NBA's regular season is just two weeks from coming to a close, and the Dallas Mavericks are currently half a game ahead of the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans for fifth place in the Western Conference.

Dallas is currently 45-30 with seven games remaining on the schedule, and on Thursday, the team plays the Atlanta Hawks for a chance to build another winning streak.

As the NBA season inches closer to the playoffs, teams are crawling to position themselves for favorable playoff matchups. Unfortunately, the Mavericks will likely be without rookie center Dereck Lively II for around two weeks due to an injury he suffered in the win over the Houston Rockets.

Former Mavericks wing drops bombshell take about team's playoff potential

Over the last month, the Mavs have shown they are a dangerous team, and now the media is starting to take notice. Former Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons has started to take notice and even labeled this year's team as dangerous on FanDuel's "Run It Back."

"This team is dangerous," Parsons said. "This is the healthiest, most loaded team Luka Doncic has ever had."

Parsons played in Dallas for two full seasons before signing a lucrative contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Doncic has been surrounded by many good rosters in the past, including a roster that made the 2022 Western Conference Finals, but none better than this year's Mavericks roster. Over the last 13 games, the Mavericks are 11-2 and rank sixth in offensive rating and fourth in defensive rating over that 13-game stretch.

With the Mavericks' recent success, Doncic's status has risen in the MVP rankings over the last few weeks. Having a successful team around Doncic could be the perfect formula for competing for a championship, and this could be the best team around Doncic. Having a former player like Chandler Parsons taking notice of what's going on in Dallas is huge for the Mavericks and fans.

Parsons attributed his bold observation to Dallas' defense, size, role players, and the play of Kyrie Irving and Doncic, and only time will tell how far this Mavs team can go. He also talked about how the Mavs are building positive momentum heading into the playoffs while several other teams are dropping games left and right.

Saying that this team is better than the 2021-22 team is saying something, and Parsons seems to believe that this team can make some noise in the playoffs.

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