Dallas Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. cheers on the Dallas Stars

Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. supported the Dallas Stars as they closed out their first-round NHL playoff series on April 22.

The Dallas Mavericks acquired four players in a Jan. 31 trade with the New York Knicks. Former All-Star Kristaps Porzingis takes the headlines, but the Mavs also acquired Tim Hardaway Jr.

Hardaway Jr. is currently the highest paid player on Mavs roster for next season. He is set to make $18.1 million and has a player option for the 2020-2021 season.

Do not write off THJ’s contributions, though. He averaged 19.1 points per game in his 46 games for the Knicks last season. Hardaway Jr. turned 27 in March and looks ready to provide some scoring punch to the Mavericks next season.

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Embracing Dallas

Tim Hardaway Jr. is making the city of Dallas his home too.

The Dallas Stars are in the midst of an NHL playoff run. They faced the Nashville Predators in the first round and had a chance to close out the series in Dallas on April 22. THJ came out to support the Stars at the American Airlines Center.

Dallas advanced in an exhilarating 2-1 overtime win on Monday evening. The Mavericks official Twitter account sent out the following message of support to the Stars.

Recovering from surgery

Tim Hardaway Jr. is recovering from left leg surgery to address a stress reaction. Fans can read more about that here.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. cheered on the Dallas Stars to victory on April 22. The Stars are advancing to the second round where they will face the St. Louis Blues. Expect to see Mavericks players continuing to support the Stars in their playoff run.

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