Goes for team-high 23 points Hardaway contributed 23 points (8-15 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 36 minutes during Saturday's 112-108 loss to the Grizzlies.
Impact The Mavericks were without both Luka Doncic (thigh) and Kyrie Irving (foot) for Saturday's contest, so Hardaway, Jaden Hardy (22 points on 21 field-goal attempts) and Josh Green (21 points on 16 attempts) took on a committee approach to filling the void on the offensive end. Of the three, Hardaway projects to have the most stable role for Dallas once the two superstars are back in the fold, with both potentially in line to return to the lineup as soon as Monday's rematch with Memphis. Prior to Saturday, Hardaway had played between 20 and 40 minutes in each of the Mavericks' last seven games, averaging 17.9 points, 4.9 triples, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists during that stretch.
MARCH 12 • ROTOWIRE