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Dallas Mavericks: Grading the 2021 offseason

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Grading the Dallas Mavericks 2021 offseason: Re-sign THJ

Tim Hardaway Jr. became a free agent this offseason before quickly re-signing with the Mavs. The 29-year-old came to Dallas in the Kristaps Porzingis trade and has taken his game to another level over the last two and half seasons. He is an elite 3-point shooter that is lethal off the catch.

THJ is an important piece for the Mavericks. His ability to create his own shot and fit seamlessly next to Luka Doncic is massive. Hardaway Jr. is comfortable playing on or off the ball and is willing to fill any role Dallas needs, including coming off the bench.

The Mavs needed to re-sign Tim Hardaway Jr. because they were not replacing him. The free-agent crop was down, and Dallas was already targeting a star. Their only chance to add multiple key rotation pieces was bringing back THJ.

Grade: B-plus

The Dallas Mavericks did not get a bargain as they agreed to a four-year deal worth $75 million. It was a slight overpay, but they have an elite shooter and floor spacer to put around Luka Doncic until 2025. It was an important move for the Mavs, and they earn a B-plus grade for getting the job done.