Grade the Trade: Mavs finally land third star in blockbuster proposal with Blazers

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Trade season has officially started in the NBA.

The first trade of the offseason was a deal between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls, and the Bulls acquired Josh Giddey while the Thunder acquired Alex Caruso. The Dallas Mavericks missed the perfect opportunity to add Caruso and improve their roster considering his cheap asking price, but not all hope is lost.

The Mavs have been in several rumors over the last few weeks, including being interested in drafting Bronny James, and this week is bound to be fun for Mavs fans as they'll make a move one way or another.

Grade the Trade: Mavs finally land third star in blockbuster proposal with Blazers

They'll either draft a player with the No. 58 overall pick or trade it, and in both scenarios, the Mavs have the opportunity to get better. Dallas has also shown interest in Tobias Harris, and things could get crazy quickly.

The drama surrounding Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Mavs also treks on, as Hardaway Jr.'s father said Dallas will trade him this summer. A recent report confirmed that the Mavs will continue to look to trade Hardaway Jr., and that's another chance for Dallas to improve.

Hardaway Jr. is on an expiring contract, and he showed flashes that he can still contribute at a high level in the NBA Finals when he drained five threes in Game 4.

It seems almost guaranteed that the Mavs won't have Hardaway Jr. on the roster next season, and some type of move is bound to happen to send the sharpshooter elsewhere.

In this mock blockbuster trade with the Portland Trail Blazers, the Mavs finally acquire a third star to play with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, and this move could change everything for Dallas if they were able to pull it off. Landing this star may not be easy, but the Mavs are clearly interested in landing him, and this interest dates back multiple seasons.