With a 27-21 document, the Dallas Mavericks stay in the midst of a crowded Western Convention playoff image in fifth place. They misplaced one among their finest gamers to harm Tuesday evening throughout their loss to the Golden State Warriors. Whereas a timetable for a possible prolonged absence is not but recognized, the early indications are ominous.
In line with The Athletic, Mavericks capturing guard Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot in the course of the second quarter on Tuesday.
“Hardaway Jr. couldn’t put weight on the foot and was helped off the ground by a teammate and coach,” the report learn. “He was later dominated out for the sport.”
Hardaway Jr. — who’s within the first yr of a four-year, $75 million contract — was chosen twenty fourth general by the New York Knicks within the 2013 NBA Draft and averaged 10.2 factors, 1.5 rebounds and 23.1 minutes per sport over 81 contests as a rookie. The son of former five-time All-Star Tim Hardaway was named first crew All-Rookie and upped his averages to 11.5 factors, 2.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 24.0 minutes throughout 70 video games in the course of the 2014-2015 marketing campaign, which was his closing season throughout his first tenure with the Knicks.
Hardaway Jr. was moved to the Atlanta Hawks in June 2015 as part of a three-team commerce and performed 130 video games over two seasons with the membership, earlier than signing again on with New York in July 2017. Through the 2017-2018 season, the now-29-year-old averaged profession highs in rebounds (3.9), assists (2.7), steals (1.1) and minutes per contest (33.1).
The previous Michigan Wolverine was once more traded by the Knicks in January 2019, this time to the Mavericks, and he completed the 2018-2019 season averaging a career-best 18.1 factors per sport. Via 41 video games this season (20 begins), Hardaway Jr. is presently fourth on the crew in factors per sport (14.3) and is main the squad in three-pointers made per sport at 2.5.