5 Reasons the Mavericks aced the Tim Hardaway Jr. for Quentin Grimes trade

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1. Mavericks got better overall

It's addition by subtraction for the Mavs' roster with the team trading Tim Hardaway Jr. away and adding Quentin Grimes. With a liability gone, relief might be in the minds of everyone in the Mavs organization that they don't have to wait for Hardaway Jr. to break out. An aging liability who had his tenure end bad is now gone.

Grimes is coming to a team that is ready to reach the Finals again and this time win it. Having his 37 percent career 3-point shooting to go with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving's ability to shoot the three too, makes them better. The Mavs can use more 3-point shooting to help them win. Grimes, if not ready to start, can come off the bench and be a two-way player.

With Grimes being a good defender, he can challenge some of the top guards in the Western Conference to low scoring games and keep the Mavs in more games.

General manager Nico Harrison has made trades before to help the Mavs win before, and this is another trade that can help the franchise. Whether if it was Spencer Dinwiddie in 2022, Irving at last year's deadline, Harrison has been able to make trades and help the team.

The Mavs have begun their 2024 offseason with recently drafting Melvin Ajinca and now trading Hardaway Jr. to the Pistons. However, the Mavs will be looking to do more work in the off-season.