5 things Dallas Mavericks fans learned from 2022 media day

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Tim Hardaway Jr. is healthy and ready for Dallas Mavericks training camp

Hardaway Jr. missed the team’s playoff run after suffering a season-ending foot injury in January. He worked hard to get back on the court, but the 6’5 wing just was not healthy enough to play in the postseason. Fans saw some videos of him working out, but there were still questions about his availability for training camp.

Those were put to bed on media day as Hardaway Jr. said he is “100 percent healthy and ready to go”. Coach Kidd said THJ has been back in Dallas for the last week, and he was scrimmaging with his teammates, so there should be no questions about his health moving forward.

The Mavericks need Hardaway Jr. to step up and play a key role off the bench this season with Jalen Brunson in New York. He struggled to find his shot last season before the injury, and Dallas needs him to return to his Rick Carlisle days where THJ shot over 39 percent from 3-point range and dropped 16 points per game.

Hardaway Jr. seemed motivated to get back on the floor and get to work with his teammates. He also talked about the NBA changing the bench rules because of what he and Theo Pinson were doing in the postseason in a must-listen interview for fans.

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The Dallas Mavericks are hungry entering the 2022-2023 season, and fans should be excited. Expect the team to reach new heights in year two under Jason Kidd, and please stay tuned for all the latest.