Dallas Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. is ready for training camp

Dallas MavericksTim Hardaway Jr. Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas MavericksTim Hardaway Jr. Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. had surgery this offseason. See the latest on him including his status for training camp.

Dallas Mavericks fans will not have to wait much longer. Training camp begins on Oct. 1. Mavs basketball will officially be back with the preseason opener on Oct. 8. Fans have less than a month until the regular season tips off as well.

It is an exciting time to be a Mavericks fan. Having a 20-year-old star in Luka Doncic will do that to a fan base. The addition of Kristaps Porzingis adds another level. He is set for his first game in a Mavericks uniform this fall.

Porzingis was the headliner, but Dallas also secured Tim Hardaway Jr. from the Knicks. The 27-year-old guard was averaging 19.1 points per game at the time of the trade last season.

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He had a rough go in Dallas as an injury ended his season with 11 games remaining. Hardaway Jr. had offseason surgery. Here is the latest on his status.

THJ cleared

Dwain Price gave fans an injury update on Tim Hardaway Jr. from Coach Carlisle on Friday.

It is positive news. Fans have seen videos of working out recently. It appears he should have no restrictions when camp begins on Tuesday.

Role this season

Tim Hardaway Jr. is a Maverick to watch this preseason. He started 117 of his 122 games played over the last two seasons. Dallas has an open spot in the starting five. His best fit is as a scorer off the bench, though. The Mavericks have a glut of guards that are all expecting to play 25 to 30 minutes per game.

Hardaway Jr. has an undefined role at this point. He will have to earn 30-plus minutes each night during training camp by overshadowing the likes of Seth Curry and Jalen Brunson. That will be no easy task for the 27-year-old.

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