Step Back Pod: Mavs Trade For Harden? Crazy, Right?

Dalton Trigg

Crazily, Giannis Antetokounmpo suddenly seems like a legit conversation to engage in for followers of the Dallas Mavericks. So why not get even more crazy and ponder the idea of James Harden in Dallas?

This week, our Mavs Step Back Podcast teamed up with Mavs Moneyball's Editor-in-Chief Kirk Henderson to give Mavs fans nearly two jam-packed hours of Dallas Mavericks talk. The first part of this extensive conversation can be found below. When finished here, head on over to for the second part on the 'Kirk Your Enthusiasm' podcast. Be sure to subscribe to both podcasts on your favorite platforms, and leave us some nice reviews on Apple Podcasts as well if you haven't already. Thanks in advance!

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Earlier this week, ESPN's Brian Windhorst lit a fire to Mavs social media when he made the comment that the Mavs would be 'at the front of the line' when and if Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes available, whether it be through trade or free agency. The guys discuss how optimism is starting to rise on the Giannis-to-Dallas front, as the speculation has now started to move up to a national level. 

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The fact that Luka Doncic and his girlfriend are currently vacationing in Giannis' home country of Greece gives us even more reason to fire up the conspiracy machine and have a little more fun with it.

From there, the guys go on to discuss a hypothetical James Harden-to-Dallas trade scenario, which is based on piecing together two separate reports from The Athletic's Shams Charania and ESPN's Bobby Marks. 

Would such a trade work for the Mavs, or would his style of play clash too much with Doncic's? There are arguments for both sides that you won't want to miss. Thanks for listening!

Also, our fun Mavs conversations continue over at on the 'Kirk Your Enthusiasm' podcast. You can listen to part two of this week's discussions right here:


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