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Hardaway talks chances of Warriors signing son in free agency

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Tim Hardaway Jr. just completed a four-year, $71 million contract and will become a free agent this summer.

The 29-year-old averaged 16.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists over 70 games with the Dallas Mavericks this season, while shooting 44.7 percent overall and 39.1 percent from deep (on 7.6 attempts).

He scored 20 or more points in four of the Mavs' seven games against the LA Clippers in the first round of the playoffs, including 28 in Game 2.

What will it take to get Hardaway Jr. to sign with the Warriors in August?

"That's up to [president of basketball operations] Bob Myers (laughter)," Tim Hardaway Sr. said Tuesday on 95.7 The Game's "The Morning Roast" show. "He knows who his agent is -- Mark Bartelstein -- he has to talk to Mark.

"First of all, does he want to come there? Second of all, will he flourish there? Yeah, I think he would. Do they have the money to get him there? There are a lot of variables involved with that."

Spoiler alert -- the Warriors do not have the money to add Hardaway, and almost assuredly can't acquire him in a sign-and-trade because of salary cap rules.

So if you are hoping to see the shooting guard in a Dubs uniform in 2021-22, don't hold your breath.

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But Hardaway Sr. certainly wouldn't be upset if that somehow came to fruition.

"I would love him in a Golden State Warriors uniform," the five-time NBA All-Star said. "No question. No question.

 

"But that is not my decision."

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