Dallas Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. has left leg surgery

Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. had successful surgery on April 18. Get the latest update on his recovery and timetable here.

The Dallas Mavericks made the blockbuster trade of the deadline in 2019 by acquiring Kristaps Porzingis from the Knicks. It cost the Mavs three starters and two future first round picks, but acquiring a 23-year-old All-Star never comes cheap.

The Mavericks also received Tim Hardaway Jr. in that deal. The 27-year-old guard has six seasons of NBA experience. He was in the midst of his best year by averaging 19.1 points per game at the time of the trade.

Stress injury

THJ’s time with the Mavs did not go as expected. He was limited to just 29.4 minutes a night and only 19 games. A stress injury to his left leg caused him to miss the final 11 games of the season.

There was news on April 18 about Hardaway Jr. and his injury. See it here courtesy of Tim MacMahon.

THJ is under contract next season at $18.15 million with a player option upcoming in 2020.

Hopefully, the surgery puts an end to the injury. It is worth mentioning that Hardaway Jr. has played more than 65 games just once in the last four seasons.

Expect him to be on the Mavericks and pushing for a starting role next season, though.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. had surgery on April 18 to his left leg. The Mavs have dealt with a similar procedure before with Seth Curry. Expect to see THJ back in uniform in plenty of time for next season.

The Mavericks are hoping to make the leap into the playoffs in 2020. It will never be easy in the loaded Western Conference. The future is bright in Dallas with Porzingis and Luka Doncic leading the way. The Mavs will need Hardaway Jr. contributing to make a run, though.

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