The Dallas Mavericks brought back Tim Hardaway Jr. this offseason on a four-year $75 million deal. The 29-year-old was an unrestricted free agent, but he made his attentions clear that he wanted to return to Dallas. Hardaway Jr. has blossomed into an elite shooter, leader, and third scorer for the Mavs since coming over as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade in 2019. They needed to bring him back and new general manager Nico Harrison and the front office got the deal done.
Hardaway Jr. loves playing in Dallas, and his father noted that it is a great fit for his son (https://thesmokingcuban.com/2021/07/07/mavericks-tim-hardaway-sr-free-agency/). THJ will be looking to take another step forward this season under new head coach Jason Kidd. Expect him to shoot north of 40 percent from three and his scoring numbers to take a step forward as the Mavs try to get everyone more involved.
Hardaway Jr. is going to need the fan's help to take that leap. He talked about how he feeds off the crowd, and supporters are going to want to show him more love after reading his comments.
Tim Hardaway Jr. loves Dallas Mavericks fans
Hardaway Jr. talked about how important the fans are to his game on media day on Sept. 27. See a quote below.
"I think that is one thing I am good at is feeding off the crowd. Everybody knows I am a passionate player. When I feel that energy and I feel that vibe of knocking down a three, getting a dunk, getting a charge, or something positive it gets the ball rolling and it gets me fired hired up. That is because of the fans."
Supporters need to show Tim Hardaway Jr. additional love from the opening tipoff this season. He loves it, and it helps him perform at his best. MFFL's are no stranger to getting loud and supporting their squad, so hopefully, they can show THJ a bit of extra love over the length of his new contract.
The American Airlines Center should be packed this season as the Dallas Mavericks attempts to jump into title contention. Fans are not going to want to miss a second of the action, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the games.