Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. had surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training camp in September.
The procedure announced Thursday came after Hardaway missed the last 11 games of the regular season. The sixth-year player averaged 15.5 points in 19 games after the Mavericks acquired in him a blockbuster seven-player deal with the New York Knicks headlined by Dallas getting Kristaps Porzingis.
Hardaway, 27, could start alongside star Luka Doncic, 20, in the backcourt next season depending on what happens in free agency, and possibly the draft. Hardaway has career averages of 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
The Mavericks missed the playoffs for the third straight season, finishing 33-49 for the second time in those three years.
Grizzlies star sidelined
Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson had surgery on his right shoulder.
The Grizzlies said Thursday that the 6-foot-9 forward should be ready to return to full basketball activities in advance of training camp.
Anderson, 25, played just 43 games this season in his first year with the Grizzlies, who signed him last summer as a restricted free agent.
Anderson made 40 starts for Memphis and averaged eight points, 6.8 rebounds, three assists and 29.8 minutes. He shot 54.3 percent from the field.
The Grizzlies signed Anderson to a four-year, $37.2 million offer sheet that the San Antonio Spurs declined to match.
He spent his first four NBA seasons with the Spurs, who drafted him out of UCLA with the 30th overall pick in 2014.