Hardaway (lower leg) will undergo surgery next week, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. Hardaway's season ended prematurely due to a stress reaction in his left tibia, and he's opting to undergo surgery in hopes of being ready by training camp next season. This year, he averaged a career-high 18.1 points, though did so while shooting under 40 percent from the field.
Hardaway is expected to have a rod put in his leg to speed up the healing process, and the expectation is that he'll be ready for training camp regardless of whether or not he opts for surgery, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. Ultimately, Hardaway being back for training camp is good news, despite the apparent severity of the injury. He'll be entering the third year of a four-year, $71 million deal he signed with the Knicks in July of 2017.
Hardaway won't play again this season due to a stress reaction in his left tibia, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. Hardaway injured his leg in Wednesday's loss to Portland. With the Mavericks out of the playoff picture and the season winding down the team has no reason to play Hardaway through injury or to rush him back yet this season. Look for Dorian Finney-Smith and Justin Jackson to pick up some extra minutes in the final games this season while Hardaway is out.
Hardaway is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Kings due to a stress reaction in his left tibia. This is the first we've heard of the injury, but given the relative severity of a stress reaction, Hardaway will likely miss time beyond Thursday, and it's possible he could be shut down. Keep an eye out for a more detailed update from the Mavs.
Hardaway furnished 14 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and three assists across 24 minutes in the Mavericks' 126-118 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Hardaway remained on the first unit Wednesday and put together a solid supplementary scoring effort. The veteran guard's 50.0 percent success rate from the floor was his best since Feb. 10, his third game with the Mavericks. Hardaway now has five consecutive double-digit scoring efforts after an uneven start to March, and he's drained multiple threes in eight of 10 contests thus far this month.
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