Tim Hardaway Jr. becomes fourth Maverick to enter health and safety protocols

Dallas Mavericks, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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The Dallas Mavericks are dealing with COVID issues. They placed Reggie Bullock and Josh Green in the health and safety protocols over the weekend before assistant coaches Darrell Armstrong and Jared Dudley joined them. It did not stop on Monday as Maxi Kleber entered the protocols, and for the fourth straight day, a player went on when Tim Hardaway Jr. was added ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Timberwolves.

THJ will miss that contest and cannot return until he tests out of the protocols. The Mavericks are shorthanded, and they kept losing talent.

Dallas has signed four players as Theo Pinson and Marquese Chriss replaced Bullock and Green. They added George King to fill in for Maxi Kleber, and Charlie Brown will replace Hardaway Jr., according to Shams Charania.

Tim Hardaway Jr. becomes fourth Mavericks player to enter health and safety protocols

The Mavs will be all hands on deck on Tuesday night. Along with four players out in health and safety protocols, they have Luka Doncic dealing with an ankle injury, Kristaps Porzingis sidelined with a toe ailment, and Willie Cauley-Stein and Eugene Omoruyi ruled out. Some of the replacement players are likely to find their way into the lineup against the Timberwolves.

Tim Hardaway Jr. had one of his best games of the season on Sunday night in Minnesota as he dropped 28 points against the Timberwolves. It was sad to see him added to the health and safety protocols after what appeared to be a slump-busting performance.

Dallas is hurting on the wings with four regular rotation players on the sidelines. They will need Dorian Finney-Smith, Sterling Brown, and Trey Burke to play significant minutes on Tuesday night or the Mavericks will be throwing replacement players into the lineup.

The Dallas Mavericks face a difficult test against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Dec. 21, and fans will not want to miss the game, so please tune in and enjoy.

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