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Dallas Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. is locked in but Luka Doncic wants to see a miss

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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Tim Hardaway Jr. / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks wasted zero time in re-signing Tim Hardaway Jr. to a new four-year deal. It was announced moments after free agency opened as the organization values his leadership, floor spacing, and scoring ability. THJ was the Mavs' second-leading scorer in the playoffs, and he plays his best next to Luka Doncic.

The new contract has not stopped Hardaway Jr. from putting in work this offseason. The 29-year-old is always at the gym improving on his craft. He is looking to shoot over 40 percent from 3-point range for the first time and have a career year as the Mavericks take the next step.

Hardaway Jr. already has his jump shot locked in. The 6’5 wing posted a highlight clip from a recent open gym, which opened the door for Luka to poke a little fun at his teammate. Let us take a closer look.

Tim Hardaway Jr. is locked in but Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic wants a miss

Hardaway Jr. got white-hot and had his scoring ability on full display during the workout. See the video below, and do not forget to check the comments.

Luka hilariously wants to see THJ’s misses too. Hardaway Jr. responded with honesty, but fans were hoping for him to go back at Doncic with a bit of humor. Everyone knows the superstar's trick shots make the rounds on social media, but there has to be plenty of misses there too. Luka has been brining it on Twitter recently, including poking fun at himself. Hopefully, the 22-year-old keeps it up because it has been some fantastic comedy.

God Shammgod and Nate Hinton also commented on THJ’s post. Hardaway Jr. looks ready for but training camp is still one month away. Expect to see the best version of Tim Hardaway Jr. this season. He is still in the middle of his prime and all of his hard work this offseason looks to be paying off.

Hardaway Jr. was in the running for Sixth Man of the Year last season before coach Rick Carlisle inserted back into the starting five near the end of the year. It will be interesting to see what role new head coach Jason Kidd envisions for THJ. Either way, a career year is on the horizon as his efficiency continues to improve. Do not miss it.

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