The Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks engaged in a massive blockbuster trade that sent big man Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. to Dallas in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews, and a pair of first-rounders. At the time, it felt as if the deal was centered around Porzingis, who has drafted third overall and was a huge piece of the Knicks squad.
However, Tim Hardaway Sr. came out over the past weekend and made an appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas ahead of the Mavs Game 7 showdown against the Clippers and said otherwise, insisting that the Mavs wanted his son more than The Unicorn.
“Y’all wrong, the conversation was they were trying to get Tim here,” Hardaway said. “I’m serious. I’m going to tell you the truth. Dallas wanted to get Tim.”