The Dallas Mavericks made a run to the Western Conference Finals with their highest-paid player on the sidelines. Tim Hardaway Jr. made $21.3 million last season, but he played his final game on Jan. 25 after a broken foot required surgery. THJ continues to work his way back, and he discussed his excitement about being fully cleared during his exit interview.
The 6’5 wing still played a role in the Mavs playoff run as he became part of the team’s bench that got fined three times during the postseason. Theo Pinson was leading the charge, but Hardaway Jr. was always standing next to him and trying to help his team win in any way possible.
The Mavericks shopped Tim Hardaway Jr. at the trade deadline as they looked to upgrade their roster around superstar Luka Doncic. His injury limited the market, but will Dallas put him back on the trade block this summer? Can they find a deal that improves their roster?
Will the Dallas Mavericks trade Tim Hardaway Jr. this offseason?
The Mavs signed Hardaway Jr. to a four-year $75 million deal in the 2021 offseason over multiple suitors bidding for his services. Dallas inked him to a declining scale contract, so he has three years and nearly $53.7 million left on the deal. Teams will use his foot injury and his poor start to the season as ways to drive the price down, but the Mavericks could trade him away this summer.
Will they? Here is the case for and against trading Tim Hardaway Jr. before looking at what the Dallas Mavericks should and will do before the start of the 2022-2023 season.