Grade the Trade: Mavs land James Harden in mock 4-team Damian Lillard megadeal

In this mock four-team blockbuster, the Dallas Mavericks would land James Harden in a trade that also involves the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, and Portland Trail Blazers.
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The Dallas Mavericks have been one of the most active teams in the league this summer as they attempt to atone for their failure to make the Play-In Tournament this past season.

So far, they have traded for Grant Williams and Richaun Holmes, drafted Dereck Lively II and Olivier-Maxence Prosper, signed Seth Curry and Dante Exum, and re-signed Kyrie Irving.

And while they could enter the season with their current group and have a good chance to go on a deep playoff run, there is always room for improvement in the NBA.

With the latest drama between James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers, could the Mavericks look to pounce and add the former MVP to their roster?

Grade the Trade: Mavs land James Harden in mock 4-team Damian Lillard megadeal

After it was revealed by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that the 76ers had halted trade talks surrounding Harden and planned on bringing him into training camp, the All-Star guard made it a point to speak out.

During a basketball camp in China, Harden stated that “Daryl Morey [the current GM of the 76ers] is a liar, and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of.”

Then, Irving took to Twitter to defend Harden and call out Morey for not being honest throughout negotiations with the 76ers point guard.

Obviously, Harden and Irving had a rocky history with one another with the Brooklyn Nets, but now that Irving is fully back on the court with Dallas, would the Mavericks consider getting in on the Harden sweepstakes?

In this four-team deal concocted by us here at The Smoking Cuban, they would do exactly that. Let’s break it down and grade it for every team involved.