Dallas Mavericks: What does Tim Hardaway Jr. do with his player option?
What will Dallas Mavericks wing Tim Hardaway Jr. do with his player option?
Remember, the team has no say in this decision. It is strictly a player option. Tim Hardaway Jr. can choose his future. If he opts out, THJ becomes an unrestricted free agent. He would be free to sign with any team.
That said, it is impossible to 100 percent know what Hardaway Jr. wants to do. Looking at the market and his performance this season, his best option at reaching the playoffs while making over $18 million is in Dallas. That could be a key factor in his decision.
Odds that Tim Hardaway Jr. is back with the Dallas Mavericks: 85 percent
Some are viewing this as a slam dunk, but do not be so sure. Hardaway Jr. signed a four-year $71 million deal with the Knicks in 2017. His former team had made the playoffs two straight seasons. New York had missed the postseason four straight years. Hardaway Jr. may decide to test the waters on the open market.
If he opts out, the Mavs would have some cap space to play with this offseason. Expect them to hunt one-year deals with veterans that could help them make a leap in 2021.
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