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Best snippets from Dallas Mavericks 2022 exit interviews

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Dallas Mavericks wing Tim Hardaway Jr. is healthy and ready to attack the offseason

Tim Hardaway Jr. began his exit interview with Theo Pinson as they discussed the impacts of the team’s bench, but things quickly shifted to a discussion of THJ’s health. He had foot surgery back in February, and the 30-year-old gave an update on his recovery.

" I’m just happy that I can go into an offseason healthy for the most part. It was gut-wrenching to go out there and sit out on the sidelines each and every day, and not be able to actually play and help the team go out there and compete on every single possession. I did the best I could with Theo and bench mob just trying to be that energy giver and not that energy drainer."

THJ continued by saying that he could be cleared for full activity within the “next month or so”. Fans should have zero worries about his availability heading into training camp. Hardaway Jr. should get a few months to work on his game before the Mavericks return to Dallas, and supporters know the 6’5 wing is one of the hardest workers on the team.

Keep an eye on social media because THJ loves to post pictures and videos from his workouts. He will be sure to let fans know that he is back in the gym improving his game.

The Dallas Mavericks missed Tim Hardaway Jr. in the playoffs as they searched for wing depth by inserting Frank Ntilikina and Josh Green into the rotation. THJ would have improved their floor spacing and provided another scoring threat. He will be hungry after being forced to watch the postseason, so expect Hardaway Jr. to come out strong at the start of next season.