The Dallas Mavericks guard and forward Tim Hardaway is expected to play for some other team this season. The Mavericks have a star duo of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. They worked hard throughout the summer and have managed to assemble a roster with a lot of talent and quality. The Mavericks have managed to start well, and they are sitting on the top of the table in the southwest division after winning all of their first four matches.
They might observe and keep things slow for the time being, but they have been looking for a third superstar for a long time. Some teams like the Houston Rockets are interested in Tim, and the Mavericks might do the deal instantly if they find their missing piece of the puzzle. They tried trading off Tim in the offseason as well but could not find the right deal. Where will they send him now? Here is all the information you need about the future of Tim Hardaway with the Dallas Mavericks.
Why would the Mavericks trade-off Tim Hardaway?
The Mavericks think that adding a third star to their roster would boost their chances of contention. Even though the duo of Doncic and Irving are doing great at the moment, they want to land another star to support him. They would use the assets they get by trading Tim to land the player they want.
Tim Hardaway Jr: “[The Knicks] said they were trying to call me [for the NBA Draft]… I didn’t get my phone call. My dad got the call.”
Theo Pinson: “This ain't your day! They called the wrong damn Tim Hardaway.”
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) October 19, 2023
How did Tim Hardaway perform last season?
The Michigan Wolverines product played 71 games for the Mavericks last season and averaged 14.4 points per game. He also charted 1.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc. He is set to make $17.9M this season and $16.2M in the upcoming season. He will become a free agent after that.
One week away from the season opener,
Jason Kidd still hasnt talked to Tim Hardaway Jr. about his role… pic.twitter.com/Lv0qtHBCNh
— Landon Thomas (@sixfivelando) October 19, 2023
What did the experts say about Tim Hardaway?
Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey said that the Mavericks are likely to make a win-now trade. Tim is likely to get traded until and unless their star duo fails to work.
Which team will land Tim? How long will the Mavericks keep their winning streak? We’ll keep you updated.