Dallas Mavericks shooting guard tim hardaway jr. could very well be with the Mavs for the foreseeable future.
Per Dalton Trigg of sports illustrated, the Mavs and Hardaway have expressed mutual interest in a contract that would keep the 27-year-old in Dallas long-term.
Hardaway was traded to the Mavs from the New York Knicks in January of 2019 in the deal that also sent Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas. Since the trade, THJ has been a stellar addition to a Dallas roster that has now cemented themselves as a playoff team in the Western Conference.
This season, the 6-foot-5 guard is putting up 15.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and a career-high 40.1 percent from deep on over five attempts per game.
Hardaway has immediately stepped in as the Mavs’ starting two-guard alongside second-year superstar Luka Doncic.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has also been complimentary of the shooting guard.
“I would be lying if (I said) I thought he would be this good,” Cuban told DallasBasketball.com, indicating to us a mutual interest in a long-term contract being forged this summer.
The seven-year NBA veteran signed a four-year deal worth $70.9 million in the 2017 offseason. Without an extension, he would become an unrestricted free agent after next season.
Tim Hardaway Jr. has been arguably the Mavs’ best shooter this season. Among the 16 NBA players to attempt over 380 three-pointers this season, he ranks fourth in shooting percentage.