Mavericks land former MVP in mock three-team blockbuster with Bulls and 76ers
The Dallas Mavericks don't need more scoring, but in this trade, they add one of the best scorers of all time.
In a move first proposed by Lee Tran of Fadeaway World, the Mavericks land a former MVP candidate, the 76ers acquire a star shooting guard, and the Bulls land some future draft capital.
**Sign-and-trade: Dallas' Christian Wood agrees to a three or four-year contract in order to be traded to Chicago
This deal is puzzling to say the least on Dallas' end.
They get good value for a first-round pick, two second-round picks, Christian Wood (who was leaving anyway), and Tim Hardaway Jr., as they land one of the best isolation scorers in the league in James Harden. But it's only a one-year rental.
Philadelphia lands a star to pair with Joel Embiid in DeMar DeRozan and two second-round picks. This isn't awful value, as the 76ers land a star to play with Embiid and don't waste any of his career, but they likely could get a little more for Harden.
The Bulls land future draft capital from Dallas along with a great shooter in Hardaway Jr. and a player they have been targeting in Christian Wood. Like the 76ers, they could maybe get a little bit more for DeRozan but note that he is on an expiring contract.
Now we grade the trade for all three teams involved and discuss how each team will look after the trade.