The Kings are trading No. 37 to the Mavericks for two future second-round picks, source tells ESPN. Dallas is focused on Jaden Hardy with pick.
Sources: Dallas is picking Jaden Hardy at No. 37.
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Mavericks get Jaden Hardy. Unreal. The steal of the draft is playing alongside Luka Doncic and that nice Mavericks team. 37th pick and Jaden Hardy doesn’t even seem right. What a pick.
The Dallas Mavericks have acquired the draft rights to the 37th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, Jaden Hardy, from Sacramento in exchange for 2024 and 2028 second-round picks. https://t.co/Ru0IwdY4Eh
Jaden Hardy spent one season playing for the G League Ignite, where he averaged 19.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 24 games.
In 2021, Hardy was ranked No. 2 in the ESPN 100 for the class of 2021, only behind tonight’s 2nd overall pick, Chet Holmgren. https://t.co/bJ3iZtCFKW
the mavericks turning the 26th pick, a 2024 second rounder, a 2028 second rounder, and end of the roster cruft into christian wood and jaden hardy is pretty good.
Jaden Hardy was #2 overall recruit behind Chet coming out of high school.
He is still on the board. Pretty good value for whoever takes a swing at him now
JADEN HARDY TO DALLAS AT #37 🔥
The wild thing about Jaden Hardy... he was the #1 or #2 player on many people's boards.
Then plays 24 games in the G-League and has great production but not great efficiency.
Drops to 37...
TyTy Washington just got drafted before Jaden Hardy after an injury riddled season and limited spacing around him.
Remember that before you choose the GLeague over Kentucky
With Christian Wood incoming, the presumed signing of Theo Pinson, and drafting Jaden Hardy, the Mavs have just one open roster spot. That is assuming Jalen Brunson is back. Will be interesting to see if the Mavs look to clear another spot before free agency
Basically the @dallasmavs
gave up 4 players who barely played meaningful minutes in any of this year's playoff games, the 26th pick and a pair of 2nd round picks for Christian Wood and Jaden Hardy. That, my friends, is what you call a slam dunk for GM Nico Harrison. @NBA
The Mavericks have signed Jalen Lecque to their Summer League team
Lecque earned the nickname “Baby Westbrook” in high school. He spent last year in the G-League where he averaged 16.8 PPG.
Lecque + Jaden Hardy in Summer League is gonna go crazy
The case for Jaden Hardy isn't about what he can do for Dallas this year, because it won't be much of anything.
It's that when you're over the cap with minimal trade assets & you're not going to the lottery any time soon, sometimes you take a swing on ceiling & see what happens
If I could fix one thing with Jaden Hardy it would be his on ball defense. If you set a pick on him, he stops playing defense. Roddy B would do the same thing. Part of it is effort. The other part is technique. If Hardy and the Mavs can fix his flaws, he has all-star ability.
I love the Jaden Hardy pick for the Mavs. I'm not looking too deeply into the inefficiency concerns because he won't be asked to do as much here. If he can be as dynamic as his cousins Matt and Jeff, then I think we got the steal of the draft. #MFFL
Detroit native, Jaden Hardy, played his younger AAU years with The Family, but moved to Las Vegas to play high school ball. His brother Amauri played ball at Southfield High and North Farmington and his dad, Ramsey Hardy, played at Southfield High and Tuskegee University.
My 2022 #NBADraft Steals:
() = Where I had them pre - draft.
#5 Jaden Ivey (3)
#14 Ochai Agbaji (9)
#16 A.J Griffin (7)
#17 Tari Eason (11)
#29 TyTy Washington (12)
#37 Jaden Hardy (27)
#41 EJ Liddell (26)
#44 Ryan Rollins (32)
#48 Kendall Brown (18)
#36: Gabriele Procida (G) - Pistons
#37: Jaden Hardy (G) - Mavs
#38: Kennedy Chandler (G) - Grizzlies
#39: Khalifa Diop (C) - Cavs
#40: Bryce McGowens (G) - Hornets
Jaden Hardy è un nome molto interessante perché un anno fa se ne parlava come una lottery pick del 2021, salvo poi rinunciare.
Ha giocato in G-League con gli Ignite e ha fatto male, ma in una competizione più seria rispetto a Duke & co. Il potenziale vale le 2 seconde spese.