Hardaway recorded nine points (3-11 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds and one assist along with a block in 21 minutes of play during the Mavericks' 116-106 loss to the Celtics on Monday night.
Hardaway's disappointing performance from three and overall field-goal percentage of 27.3 marked his least efficient outing of November to date. Considering the guard had just recorded a season-high 20 points on 5-of-9 shooting from deep, his inconsistency from an efficiency standpoint makes the 27-year-old hard to rely on a consistent basis.
Hardaway scored 13 points (4-11 FG, 2-5 3PT, 3-4 FT) to go along with three rebounds and two assists during Dallas' 107-106 win over Orlando on Wednesday night.
Hardaway scored in double digits for the fifth straight game off the bench, a span where he's averaged 12.2 points per game. Hardaway is never going to be an efficient scorer, but he should have decent upside for owners looking for instant offense off the bench.
Hardaway scored 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 0-0 FT), grabbed three boards, recorded two assists and had one steal in 23 minutes of his team's 109-106 win against Denver on Tuesday.
Hardaway tied for the team lead in scoring, as Dallas produced a very balanced scoring attack with nine players scoring in double digits. The eight-year vet was one of the most effective players for the Mavs, logging a game-high plus-23 in the contest. The Mavericks host the Lakers on Friday.
Hardaway (ankle) returned to Wednesday's opener against Washington, freelance writer Eddie Sefko reports.
Hardaway was able to return to Wednesday's game against the Wizards after exiting briefly due to an awkward fall at the start of the second quarter. There's a chance that Hardaway could have some ankle discomfort going forward, though it's unlikely that he'll be forced to miss any games as a result.
Hardaway exited Wednesday's game against the Wizards with an apparent lower leg injury, Saad Yousuf of The Athletic reports.
Hardaway fell at the beginning of the second quarter, staying down briefly before being helped to the locker room. While his official diagnosis is unclear, Hardaway was in noticeable pain as he left. If he's unable to return Wednesday, look for Dorian Finney-Smith and Justin Jackson to see extended run.
Hardaway Jr. ended with 17 points (6-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, one rebound, and one block in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 124-117 preseason loss to Detroit.
Hardaway moved to the bench for Wednesday's game, scoring 17 points including three triples. Hardaway will be battling for a starting spot on the new-look Mavericks and this effort will certainly help his chances. Even when he has had a sizeable role, Hardaway has struggled to be more than a backend standard league guy. He could be taken with a very late pick, however, there is not a lot of upside.
Hardaway will come off the bench for Wednesday's preseason action against the Pistons, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Hardaway started Tuesday's game, but Justin Jackson will draw the start Wednesday. Hardaway is fighting for a starting spot heading into this season, and his preseason play could factor in.
Hardaway indicated that he hopes to win a starting spot for the Mavs, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports. "Look, it matters," Hardaway said of whether he starts. "If an NBA player says it doesn't matter - it matters. But at the same time, you have to pick your battles."
While the Mavs have a pair of guaranteed starters in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, the rest of the starting five is still very much up in the air. Hardaway will be in the thick of the competition for a spot on the wing, though coach Rick Carlisle indicated Monday that Dallas may not have permanent starters outside of Doncic and Porzingis. After arriving in Dallas last season, Hardaway started 17 of 19 games and averaged 15.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest.
Hardaway (lower leg) was cleared by doctors for the start of camp after undergoing offseason surgery on his left tibia, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Hardaway's status to start the year was never really in question, so this was just mere confirmation he will be good to go. He averaged 18.1 points per game last season, but that was mostly due to his 46 games with the Knicks. He was then traded to the Mavs in a deal centered around Kristaps Porzingis and averaged 15.5 points across 29.4 minutes in 19 games. His efficiency really took a hit following the trade, and will need to improve in order to solidify himself as the team's third go-to-scorer after Porzingis and Luka Doncic. Still, the Mavs' lack of wing depth is likely to ensure him a significant role out the gate.
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.
Hardaway poured in 22 points (8-18 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added four rebounds and two assists across 36 minutes in the Mavericks' 121-116 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday.
With Luka Doncic (knee) sitting out the contest. coach Rick Carlisle elevated Hardaway to the starting five on the two-guard's 27th birthday. Hardaway responded with a team-high scoring tally, and his best point total since Feb. 10, his third game with the Mavericks following a trade with the Knicks. The six-year veteran has been dealing with an inconsistent shot in March, but he's now posted success rates of 46.7 percent and 44.4 percent over his last two games, respectively. Hardaway remains a solid source of three-pointers, but his overall scoring remains hard to trust due to his sub-40-percent shooting on the season.
Hardaway will start Saturday's game against the Cavaliers, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Luka Doncic (knee) is out, so coach Rick Carlisle will bring Hardaway into the first unit. Across seven March games, he's averaging 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 27.7 minutes.
Hardaway is starting Thursday's game against the Nuggets, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Hardaway was shifted to the bench for Tuesday's matchup with the Spurs, but he'll rejoin the starting five Thursday. As a result, Dorian Finney-Smith will move to the bench.
Hardaway will play a reserve role in Tuesday's tilt against the Spurs, Mark Followill of Fox Sports Southwest reports.
Hardway has started every game with the exception of his first with the Mavericks, but a prolonged slump is likely the reason for his demotion. He has averaged 15.0 points on 39.9 percent shooting from the floor and 29.8 percent from deep across 14 games since being traded.
Hardaway scored 17 points (7-15 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and tallied three rebounds along with two assists and a steal across 30 minutes Wednesday against Washington.
Hardaway saw plenty of playing time, but he converted on just 22.2 percent of his threes in a 132-123 loss on the road. He's shot an unimpressive 29.3 percent from deep over his previous five contests, although he has averaged 14.9 ppg and 3.6 rpg over his last five matchups, primarily due to his success from the field (39.8 percent) and the charity stripe (72.7 percent).
Hardaway had 10 points (3-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, and one assist in 21 minutes during Saturday's 111-81 loss to the Grizzlies.
Hardaway played through an illness but struggled badly in this one. He remains the team's second option offensively behind Luka Doncic, so expect Hardaway to try to bounce back during Monday's matchup with the Nets.
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