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. Oct 10 2:15 am (EST)
- Hardaway will come off the bench for Wednesday's preseason action against the Pistons, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
- 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."
- 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. All Tim Hardaway News
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