Report: Mavs trading Tim Hardaway Jr. to Pistons

League: NBA

Posted on: 28 Jun, 2024 at 03:07 PM

Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks are trading Tim Hardaway Jr. and three second-round draft picks to the Detroit Pistons for fellow guard Quentin Grimes, ESPN reported Friday.

The Mavericks get younger and gain more financial flexibility with the move.

Hardaway, 32, is due $16.2 million in 2024-25 in the final year of his four-year, $75 million contract. Grimes, 24, is set to earn $4.3 million next season in the final campaign of his rookie contract.

Hardaway averaged 14.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 79 games (12 starts) in the 2023-24 regular season. He contributed 4.4 points and 1.8 boards in 14 playoff games as the Mavs reached the NBA Finals.

The son of Hall of Famer Tim Hardaway owns career averages of 14.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 736 games (345 starts) with the New York Knicks (2013-15, 2017-19), Atlanta Hawks (2015-17) and Mavericks (2019-24). He has made 1,676 career 3-pointers at a 36.0-percent clip.

Grimes joined the Pistons in a Feb. 8 trade with the Knicks and appeared in only six games for Detroit, averaging 5.3 points and 2.3 assists.
Grimes has career averages of 8.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 168 games (90 starts) with the Knicks (2021-24) and Pistons.

--Field Level Media