The Dallas Mavericks have been involved in some trade rumors this summer, but nothing has happened yet.
Hardaway Jr. has been on the trade block for a few weeks now, but did Mark Cuban accidentally reveal that Dallas is taking him off the trade block?
Did Mark Cuban accidentally reveal the Dallas Mavericks' trade plans?
Cuban was on the SiriusXM NBA Radio Show with Justin Termine and Frank Isola, and they were talking about what the Mavs will look like next season. In part of Cuban's description, he added, "bringing Timmy (Hardaway Jr.) back."
Hardaway Jr. has seemingly been on the trade block for months, and Cuban just said that the Mavs were bringing him back. Or did he?
You can take this as Dallas is for sure bringing back Hardaway Jr., or Cuban was simply going through the roster piece by piece. Hardaway Jr. is still technically part of the roster, regardless of the trade rumors that have been going on. He was also spotted at one of the Mavs' Summer League Games within the last week and likely wouldn't be hanging out around the team if he knew he would be traded soon.
But Hardaway Jr. also could have accepted that he will likely get traded and likes spending time with his teammates. This is all just speculation at this point.
Cuban also wouldn't say that they are trying to trade Hardaway Jr. He probably wants to keep his cards as close to his chest as possible, but there is still a chance that he didn't mean to say that, and the front office is putting a halt on the Hardaway Jr. trade talks.
Hardaway Jr. averaged 14.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 0.7 steals per game last year. He also shot 38.5 percent from three and was shooting the ball at a high rate during the last few months of the season.
He shot 42.9 percent from three in February and 46.2 percent from three in March. Hardaway Jr. was playing with great confidence and took his game to another level once the Mavs traded for Kyrie Irving.
Stay tuned to see if the Mavs move on with Hardaway Jr. trade talks or if they decide to keep him. We'll have you covered with all the latest news and rumors.