5:04 pm: Hardaway has agreed to a four-year, $72MM contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. Agent Mark Bartelstein tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link) that the actual value is $74MM, so we may have to wait to see the official terms once it’s finalized.
4:40pm: The Mavericks are expected to re-sign their top free agent, guard Tim Hardaway Jr., Marc Stein of Substack tweets.
Hardaway. is one of the top unrestricted free agents on the market and Dallas prioritized bringing back one of its primary offensive threats.
Hardaway, 29, averaged 16.6 PPG, 3.3 RPG and 1.8 APG last season while shooting 39.1% from the field. He also excelled in the postseason, then said after the season he was hoping he could work out a deal with his current club.
“If you were to talk to anybody in this organization and anybody that’s around me, they will definitely say that I love it here,” Hardaway said.
Hardaway’s four-year, $71MM deal he signed with the Knicks in 2017 expired at the end of the season.
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