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Dallas Mavericks: 5 best free agents to target at shooting guard

Dallas Mavericks DeMar DeRozan Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Shooting guard for Dallas Mavericks to target: 3. Tim Hardaway Jr.

Tim Hardaway Jr. is an absolute flame thrower on the offensive end and was arguably the Dallas Mavericks’ second-best player last season. He averaged 16.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 28.4 minutes per game. THJ played in 70 games split between starting and being the sixth man.

When Hardaway Jr. is locked in from three, it is truly a sight to see. He has limitless range. When THJ scores 20 points, the Mavericks are pretty tough to beat, but that is the issue.

When he’s cold, it is an eyesore to watch. If Hardaway Jr. isn’t scoring points, he is unusable. His defensive liability puts the Mavericks in a massive hole that is difficult to recover from. He has little to no upside on that side of the ball.

If he can become a more consistent scorer, THJ can become the second option on just about any team.

The Dallas Mavericks have a difficult decision to make on Tim Hardaway Jr. this offseason. Do they see him his a building block moving forward or are the Mavs better off making roster changes? It is the first of many important questions the team’s new leadership will have to answer.

Next: No. 2

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