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Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is impressed by the athleticism of the Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant.

When talking about Morant, Carlisle said that he hasn’t seen such athleticism in a point guard since Russell Westbrok came into the league.

“I haven’t seen this kind of athleticism in a point guard since Westbrook when he came into the league. He’s got an exhilarating vibe when he steps on to a basketball court. … Dynamic is not even the word. He’s beyond that.”

The 2nd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft is averaging 17.4 points and 7 assists per game in his debut season.