Tim Hardaway Jr. Fractures Left Foot

Mavericks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. fractured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot during Dallas’ game on Tuesday against the Warriors, the Mavericks’ PR team announced (Twitter link). A recovery timetable has yet to be determined.

The 6’5″ veteran swingman had been enjoying a decent if inefficient season in Dallas. Though Hardaway began the season as a starter with the Mavericks, he has largely come off the bench for the club since late November. The 29-year-old is averaging 14.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, and 2.2 APG, with a slash line of .394/.336/.745.

Jeff Stotts of In Street Clothes tweets that, on average, NBA players miss 10-to-11 weeks of game action with the injury, though an exact recovery timeline is contingent on the location and extent of the break.

Reserve wing Reggie Bullock could see a minutes uptick with Hardaway’s absence. Led by All-Star guard Luka Doncic, the 27-20 Mavericks are currently the fifth seed in the Western Conference.

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