Dallas Mavericks grades after 30 percent of the season: Tim Hardaway Jr.
THJ got off to a bit of a slow start. He had season-ending foot surgery in January, and the 6’5 wing needed some time to knock the rust off. Hardaway Jr. needed a spark, so head coach Jason Kidd inserted him into the starting five on Nov. 27, and he caught fire.
His full-season numbers are still a bit down, but THJ has averaged 18.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.0 steal in 27.9 minutes per game as a starter. He is shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from 3-point range over those eight games.
It has been a mix of good and bad for Tim Hardaway Jr., but things are trending upward. Expect his play and production to improve as the season progresses, and his grade should only go up from here.
Dallas Mavericks grades after 30 percent of the season: Christian Wood
Fans have been clamoring for Wood to get more minutes, but that is out of the 6’10 forward’s control. All he can do is play his best whenever he is on the court. C-Wood is averaging 16.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game while shooting 55.3 percent from the field and 40.7 percent from 3-point range.
Christian Wood adds a new dimension to the Mavericks' offense, and he has been outstanding as the team’s sixth man this season. The 27-year-old would love more minutes, and he is standing out in his current role.