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Can the Mavericks get Tim Hardaway Jr. going?

Dallas Mavericks, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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The Dallas Mavericks have won nine of their last ten games and have quickly erased their slow start to jump to six games over .500. They are finally hitting their stride and have climbed up to fifth in the Western Conference. Luka Doncic still has not played his best basketball, and the Mavs are excited about what their team can do in the postseason.

Dallas struggled to shake their shooting woes to begin the season, and Tim Hardaway Jr. has still yet to break out of his funk. He nailed a key 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter of the Mavericks’ win over the Thunder on Jan. 17, but finished the game shooting just four of 14 from the field.

THJ has always been a streak player, but he is shooting just 38.8 percent from the field on the season and 33.1 percent from 3-point range. Can the 29-year-old break out of his funk or is this what fans should expect for the remainder of the season?

Can the Dallas Mavericks get Tim Hardaway Jr. going this season?

The Mavs are 44 games into the season, so this is far more than just a slump. Last season, the NCAA champion Baylor Bears were 28-2 on the year. Dallas has played more than half of an NBA regular season and over a full NCAA campaign, so there is no writing off Hardaway’s struggles as a small sample size.

How do the Dallas Mavericks get him going? What can they do to improve his shooting? Here is a look at three areas the team can address to help Tim Hardaway get on track.