Dallas Mavericks

After surgery, will Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. be ready by training camp?

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. had surgery to repair a stress fracture to his left tibia, the club announced Thursday.

Hardaway did not play the last three weeks of the season after the injury flared up. He was acquired via a trade with the New York Knicks on Jan. 31. He averaged 15.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 19 games with the Mavs.

The Mavs say Hardaway, 27, will begin rehabilitation immediately and return to basketball activities before the start of training camp. He just finished his sixth season in the league.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.