August 30, 2020, 6:34 pmTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (neck strain) shot just 4-for-15 in Sunday's season-ending loss to the Clippers, scoring 10 points with two triples.
Hardaway was a team-worst minus-31 in his 33 minutes today, and the Mavs just couldn't survive the loss of Kristaps Porzingis with THJ failing to shoulder more of the scoring load. The streaky shooter disappeared when Dallas needed him most today, but toppling the Clippers would've been a tall task even if Hardaway was on point.
August 30, 2020, 2:03 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs will have their full complement of players available on Sunday, with Luka Doncic (left ankle sprain), Tim Hardaway Jr. (neck strain), Dorian Finney-Smith (hip soreness/strain) and Trey Burke (left ankle sprain) all ready for Game 6 against the Clippers.
It was a bit surprising to see this quartet listed as questionable yesterday since they were all previously probable or not on the injury report at all before the league stopped for a couple days, but you can bet they'll be going full tilt in a win-or-go-home situation today.
Source: Mavs PR on Twitter
August 29, 2020, 10:45 amTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (cervical strain) is questionable for Game 6 on Sunday.
Hardaway is having a having a strong series thus far with 19.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.4 turnovers and 3.4 triples with a 45/40/73 shooting line after five games. He is be expected to take on a bigger offensive load with Kristaps Porzingis out and if he cannot go, the Mavs will look to Seth Curry and Trey Burke for that extra scoring punch.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
August 23, 2020, 7:41 pmTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. put up 21 points, five boards and three 3-pointers on 8-of-18 from the field in Sunday's 135-133 win over the Clippers.
Hardaway has been rock solid for the Mavs all series long, with 18, 17, 22 and now 21 points and 14 3-pointers. He missed one of his three free throws after Kawhi Leonard fouled him on a 3-pointer but was bailed out when Lou Williams pulled the same trick on the other end. THJ has been a bit of an unsung hero in the postseason so far, but the Mavs don't win today sans Kristaps Porzingis without his contributions.
August 22, 2020, 3:42 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic (left ankle sprain) is headed for a game-time decision on Sunday and is yet to undergo an MRI, according to Rick Carlisle.
Luka suffered the ankle injury during Friday's Game 3 loss and was ultimately unable to return. An issue with the MRI machine has left the team without an official timetable and he appears as though he will leave it until game-time to make a final decision. If Doncic cannot go on Sunday, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Seth Curry will both shoulder much of the offensive responsibility.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
August 22, 2020, 12:48 amTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. did his thing on Friday, hitting four treys en route to 22 points on 9-of-19 shooting, adding six boards and two dimes in 38 minutes.
THJ has been a solid scorer for the Mavs in this series and will need to stay steady if they want to even up the series where they're currently trailing the Clippers 1-2, especially with Luka Doncic going down tonight with an ugly looking ankle sprain.
August 20, 2020, 12:59 amTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. chipped in 17 points (5-of-13 FG, 3-of-7 3PT), two rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Clippers.
Hardaway Jr. has had some explosive games this season but this kind of line is what the Mavs expect from him. He played 37 minutes and should continue being a consistent third option for the team. We can only hope he can produce this kind of line more efficiently going forward.
August 18, 2020, 12:03 amTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting to go with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and four triples inn Monday's Game 1.
Hardaway Jr. is one of the few players on the Mavs that can make a play off the dribble, but tonight he had to face either Kawhi Leonard, Paul George or Patrick Beverley which made life difficult. He was still a deadeye from deep, knocking 4-for-11 from 3-point land which is his primary source of offense.
August 12, 2020, 12:11 amTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. went 9-for-9 from the FT stripe in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers, finishing with 24 points (6-for-11 FG, 3-for-8 3PT), four rebounds and three assists.
Hardaway started and was on the floor for 37 minutes on Tuesday. The Mavs were unable to overcome Damian Lillard's 61-point effort however, despite solid play from all their starters. As long as he's receiving decent minutes, like he is with the Mavs, Hardaway will score points. He offers little else on the stat sheet but his ability to score can push him into fantasy relevance from time to time. He seems to pop up every season at one point or another.
August 10, 2020, 7:23 pmTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. made the most of a good situation on Monday, pouring in a game-high 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting, chipping in four assists, three rebounds and three triples in 34 minutes.
The Mavericks rested their two superstars which afforded Hardaway the opportunity to take on more of an offensive load. He certainly took advantage of the situation, shooting an impressive 73 percent from the floor. After a slow start to the seeding games, the Mavs have now won three of their last four games and appear to be rounding into some nice form just at the right time.
August 6, 2020, 9:43 pmTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. was largely ineffective on Thursday night, playing 36 minutes for his eight points and three boards.
It's not enough from Hardaway, who hit two triples but didn't get much usage. He is third in the pecking order as a scoring option right now, so he needs to come through with more than eight points. Trey Burke ended up taking six more shots than THJ in five less minutes, scoring 11 points on 5-of-15 shooting with four boards and four assists.
August 4, 2020, 7:04 pmTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. came through with 22 points including three triples in 42 minutes on Tuesday while adding five rebounds.
Hardaway fumbled his way to just two points in the Mavs' previous game but was able to turn things around on Tuesday. The points are nice, however, his lack of peripheral numbers are always going to anchor his overall fantasy value. If he was dropped in your league, he is worth picking up but only if you are looking to him for points and threes.
August 3, 2020, 12:03 amTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. was unable to find his stroke on Sunday night in a loss to the Suns as he scored just two points on 1-of-12 shooting.
Hardaway missed the shot that would have sent the game into overtime and was missing all night after having a great performance on Friday night. Similar to Hardaway, Trey Burke saw a regression in his performance from Friday to Sunday as he had just four points on 2-of-6 shooting. Neither guy is a lock for consistent fantasy production, but Hardaway is more relevant in standard formats due to his scoring ability and starting role.
August 1, 2020, 1:15 amTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. caught fire on Friday, making 5-of-8 shots from deep to finish the night with 24 points (6-of-12 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs), five rebounds, three assists and one steal.
THJ was effective as the team's third scoring option tonight. Seth Curry bombed and was limited to scoring only three points. As long as Hardaway can keep up this pace, he's going to be a force in fantasy for the remainder of the season. That said, he IS streaky, so expect a correction at some point before 2019-20 is said and done.
July 9, 2020, 8:46 amTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. posted career-best shooting numbers on his way to top-150 value in both 8/9-cat formats.
It has been a roller coaster career so far for THJ but he seems to have found his niche in Dallas as a secondary play maker and 3-point specialist. Playing alongside ball-dominant offensive talents such as Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, Hardaway is not expected to be the focal point of the offense and had his lowest minutes and FGA numbers since 2016-17. The lower volume of shots clearly helped his efficiency as he shot a career-best 40% from deep on 7.2 attempts per game. He does not do much of anything else as far as fantasy value, with 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists a night, but is a consistent scoring threat and always has the ability to help a roster in need of 3s and points. Finishing the season ranked 146/127 in 8/9-cat formats is on par with what most owners expected out of him with an ADP of 140 and we do not expect much different heading forward.