How can the Dallas Mavericks get Tim Hardaway Jr. going? 3. Corner 3s
Last season, Hardaway Jr. shot 39.0 percent on his 104 corner 3-point tries, which was about spot on league average. The Mavericks were playing a five-out system under former head coach Rick Carlisle that maximized the space on the floor with the goal of shooting at the rim or beyond the 3-point line. Luka Doncic driving and dishing to THJ in the corner was something the Mavs frequently took advantage of a season ago.
Things have changed under first-year head coach Jason Kidd. Players have more freedom on offense, and the Mavericks are still figuring out where to attack from. Hardaway Jr. has taken 11.8 percent of his field goals as corner threes, which is up from 11.5 last season, but he has made just 32.2 percent of the 59 tries.
The 6’5 wing is getting plenty of open looks, but the corner triples are not falling. The Dallas Mavericks need to keep putting Tim Hardaway Jr. in those positions. Fans know he can make them, and it's just a matter of time before his luck changes when shooting from the corners. He was one of two against Oklahoma City and hopefully, that is the start of the turnaround.