Grade the Trade: Mavericks land star guard in Damian Lillard mock blockbuster

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The NBA trade season is starting to slow down, but it looks like some star guards could be on the move before training camp starts.

We've already seen Bradley Beal, Chris Paul, Kristaps Porzingis, Jordan Poole, and John Collins switch teams this summer, and two other stars could be on the move soon.

James Harden opted into his contract next year, and it looks like he wants to get traded so he can play for the Los Angeles Clippers. Longtime Portland Trailblazer Damian Lillard also requested a trade this summer, and his desired destination is the Miami Heat.

Grade the Trade: Mavericks land star guard in Damian Lillard mock blockbuster

While Harden requested a trade after only a year and a half with the 76ers, Lillard was with the Trailblazers for 11 years and gave that team his all in every game. Lillard has career averages of 25.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game and has cemented himself as one of the top point guards in the NBA.

Although he had some great years, it looks like his time in Portland has come to an end. This was the first time that he has requested a trade, as he has been dedicated to the grind in Portland, but Lillard will look to flip that page in his career and go win a championship with the Miami Heat (if he gets dealt there).

The Mavericks have been rumored to want to get involved in a three-team trade to land Clint Capela, but they get involved in a different blockbuster in this scenario. With Kyrie Irving officially re-signed, the Mavericks are all in on their duo of Irving and Doncic, and this trade lands them a third borderline star.

The Mavs help facilitate a Damian Lillard to Miami trade in this mock three-team blockbuster. We will grade the trade for every team involved and analyze why each team should or shouldn't make the trade.