Tim Hardaway Jr. went into the postseason and might have earned himself an even-bigger deal in the NBA offseason. Hardaway Jr. was a huge contributor for the Dallas Mavericks during their first-round loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
After their loss, Hardaway Jr. expressed interest in staying in Dallas but they might not be able to give him the contract he will get from other teams.
Dallas has been in the news already with Rick Carlisle stepping away as head coach. Jason Kidd was hired to be their next coach and he could have a bit of a new-look squad to work with. This also depends on the future of Kristaps Porzingis with the Mavericks. Hardaway Jr. was part of the deal that brought Porzingis to Dallas from the New York Knicks.
Hardaway Jr. is entering NBA free agency at the end of a four-year, $71 million deal he signed with the Knicks. He is set to get another huge deal that could be in the ballpark of $18-$20 million annually.
The Mavericks would like to pay Hardaway Jr. to keep him in town but there is a chance that he will have to look elsewhere for a home next season.
If Tim Hardaway Jr. does indeed leave in NBA free agency, the Dallas Mavericks will have to explore other options. Here are four names that could be available if they want to get a replacement along the perimeter.