Dallas Mavericks: Grading Tim Hardaway Jr.’s 2019-2020 season
Tim Hardaway Jr. impressed this season. Fans knew he could score. He was averaging over 19 points per game with the Knicks last season before being dealt to Dallas in the Kristaps Porzingis trade. He was shooting 38.8 percent from the field and 34.7 percent on his 3-pointers, though.
Some pegged his best role as the Mavericks sixth man entering the season. He could be the primary scorer off the bench. Hardaway Jr. actually began the year playing that role. It was not until he shifted into the starting five that he took off.
The 28-year-old clicked playing next to Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. He no longer had the burden of having to score. Hardaway Jr. could be a catch and shoot option. He averaged 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per over his 50 starts. He did it while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 43.0 percent on his 3-pointers.
It was unexpected from the veteran. He went from a league-average shooter to one of the best in the NBA in his seventh season. That does not happen often. To read more about the changes Tim Hardaway Jr. made to his game this season click here.
Offensive grade: A
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