The Dallas Mavericks missed Tim Hardaway Jr. in their run to the Western Conference Finals. The 6’5 wing suffered a broken foot in late January, and the surgery ended his season. THJ was on the bench cheering for his teammates, but he was unable to play.
Fans saw him shooting and getting in some light work during practices as the Mavericks went deep into the postseason. During his exit interview, Hardaway Jr. let fans know that he expected to be cleared for full activity within the next month and it appears there is no more waiting.
The 30-year-old took to Instagram to share some pictures from his workout on June 21. Here is a look at the latest and what it means for Hardaway Jr. heading into next season.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is back to work on his game after season-ending injury
The 6’5 wing is working his way back to 100 percent, and he will be a full-go come training camp. The Mavericks could have used Hardaway’s shot-making and scoring punch off the bench in the postseason. They were light on wing depth, and the front office is looking to upgrade there this summer.
Do not be surprised to see THJ’s name pop up in trade rumors. The Mavs shopped the 30-year-old wing at the deadline in search of upgrades. They want more defensive-minded wings flanking superstar Luka Doncic. To maximize his value, the team could keep Hardaway Jr. into the season where he can prove he is healthy and ready to contribute.
Fans can see plenty more of Tim Hardaway Jr. working out on his Instagram. He often posts short clips in his story, and fans know he is always grinding to improve his game. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks.