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Tim Hardaway Jr. reportedly returning to Dallas on four-year, $72 million deal

Mavericks wing Tim Hardaway Jr.

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 4: Tim Hardaway Jr. #11 of the Dallas Mavericks looks on during the game against the LA Clippers during Round 1, Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 4, 2021 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Update: The Mavericks are also signing Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Bullock fits well as a 3-and-D wing, though he didn’t come cheap. The Knicks are replacing him with the more-dynamic Evan Fournier.

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Long before free agency officially opened, Mark Cuban said that re-signing Tim Hardaway Jr. was a top priority for the Mavericks.

It clearly was as it took all of two minutes after free agency officially opened for the two sides to reach a deal: Four years, $72 million. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports broke the news.

Fan favorite and backup big man Boban Marjanovic also will be returning to the Mavericks, almost certainly on a veteran minimum deal.

Hardaway is a good fit on the Mavericks next to Luka Doncic, who draws defenders then finds the open man. Hardaway shot 38.1% from 3 last season and averaged 16.6 points per game.

Hardaway’s father — the five-time All-NBA player and a member of Run TMC in Golden State — had said he thought Dallas was the best fit for his son. Clearly, the son thought dad was right about this.