6. Tim Hardaway Jr.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is another player who has changed his role with the Dallas Mavericks.
In his first season with the team he started in 17 of 19 games for the Mavs. The following year he started in 58 of 71 games.
However, things have changed over the past three seasons as injuries and inconsistent shooting began to pile up.
Now, he is the team's primary sixth man off the bench. Hardaway Jr. has had no problem embracing the role; he wants to do whatever it takes to help the team win.
His numbers back up his statement. He is scoring 17.5 points per game and shooting 39.6 percent from the 3-point line this season.
Hardaway Jr. is also the team's third leading scorer this season behind Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.
Some media outlets have Hardaway Jr. as the top candidate to win the Sixth Man of the Year award. If this were to come true, he would become the fourth Mav in team history to do so. Remember, he came close to winning the award in 2021 as he finished fifth in voting.
Either way, Hardaway Jr. has some work to do if he wants to climb the list of the top bench player in Mavericks history.