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3 Most Likely Tim Hardaway Jr. Free Agent Destinations

Larry Rupp
Three likely free agent destinations for Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr.
Three likely free agent destinations for Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. / Nic Antaya/Getty Images

Veteran guard Tim Hardaway Jr. continues to make an impact on the court as a reliable spot-up shooter. The 29-year-old averaged a solid 16.6 points and 3.3 rebounds for the Dallas Mavericks this season and shot 39.1% from beyond the arc.

Hardaway Jr. should have suitors as he heads into unrestricted free agency. Here are three of the most likely landing spots for the 3-point specialist this summer.

Tim Hardaway Jr. Free Agency

1. Dallas Mavericks

There's no reason to rule out Hardaway Jr. returning to play with the Mavericks on some sort of long-term deal. He has been a consistent role player for the team over the last three seasons and has become a favorite target for point guard Luka Doncic. Hardaway was the team's third-leading scorer during the 2020-2021 season and made a career-high three 3-pointers per game. He has played his way to earning a major payday, but Dallas should have the financial flexibility to work something out here. With no pick in the next NBA Draft, the Mavericks could bring back Hardaway Jr. to solidify the starting lineup.

2. Miami Heat

The Miami Heat are a possible free agent destination for Hardaway Jr. given Duncan Robinson is set to become a restricted free agent. The team could opt to sign a veteran shooter to fill in the gap and Hardaway Jr. fits that role to a tee. He has made over 200 3-pointers in each of the last two seasons and has a career field-goal percentage of 42.5%. Of course, Hardaway Jr.'s father played for the Heat during his time in the NBA so there is a connection there as well. Hardaway could see a deal worth up to $20 million a year, but the Heat may be willing to pay up to give the team another reliable shooter from outside.

3. Los Angeles Clippers

Hardaway Jr.'s numbers in the playoffs were a major reason the Mavericks almost took down the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. He shot 23-57 from 3-point range and averaged 17.0 points per game in the 7-game series. He could join the big market team in the offseason and it would make a lot of sense as the Clippers will attempt to surround star Kawhi Leonard with consistent shooters. The Clippers have shown in the past that they are not afraid to shell out the big bucks for players they want. Plus, Hardaway Jr. likely wants to win a ring so the Clippers would be a great landing spot for him.

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