SACRAMENTO – Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. will miss the remainder of this season with a left tibia stress reaction.
Coach Rick Carlisle made that announcement prior to Thursday night’s game between the Mavs and Sacramento Kings.
“It’s a situation that needs to be handled now, and so the plan is basically to shut him down for the year,” Carlisle said. “He will not play any more this year.”
The Mavs acquired Hardaway in that Jan. 31 seven-player, two draft pick trade with the New York Knicks. In 17 games for the Mavs, Hardaway has averaged 15.5 points per game.
“I know that we’ve done a lot of testing, we’re in the process of doing a little more testing on the leg,” Carlisle said. “Next week there will be more of a determination on course of action.
“I really like him as a player. He fits what we’re building here for the future, and the important thing is his health right now.”