Dallas Mavericks: Should they have interest in James Harden?

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What teams would the Dallas Mavericks be competing with for James Harden

Whether the Mavericks would be interested in Harden or not, it’s important to note that they would not be alone in this endeavor.

One option that is seriously being considered is the Brooklyn Nets. There have long been talks about pairing the disgruntled superstar with his former OKC running mate, Kevin Durant, and fellow offensive savant, Kyrie Irving, who are currently trying to do their part in bringing the Nets back to national relevance. It’s undeniable that the addition of Harden to the already established duo of Durant and Irving would provide Barclays Center with a Big Three with offensive firepower that may be unmatched in league history.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Jan. 13 (subscription required) that the Nets have put in an offer for Harden that involves “all of their four future first-round picks and three future pick swaps.”

Another team included in that report that is deemed serious contenders for Harden are the Philadelphia 76ers. It comes as no surprise that Daryl Morey would be looking to reunite with his former star that helped give him notoriety throughout the league. In the Sixers case, the Rockets have sought out a package that would include both Ben Simmons and Matisse Thybulle. There has also been talks they could want promising rookie Tyrese Maxey.

What would the Dallas Mavericks need to offer to join the race?

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