Jaden Hardy

Jaden Hardy

21-Year-Old GuardG
Dallas Mavericks
2023 Fantasy Outlook
The term handcuff is usually used in fantasy football circles, but it works well with a player like Hardy. He's a backup ball-handler in Dallas but is stuck behind Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. That means he's stuck in a reserve role as long as those guys stay healthy, but he's proven to be productive when those guys are out. In Hardy's five games as a starter last season, he averaged 21.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. It was discouraging to see him shoot 39 percent from the field but attempting 19 shots a night shows just how much they want to utilize him when the studs are out. All of that doesn't really matter for the majority of the season, though, because Hardy averaged just 12.7 minutes in his 43 games coming off the bench. There should be a bump in that number in his sophomore season, but there's almost no route for him to reach fantasy-relevant minutes unless Irving or Doncic misses significant time. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $4.76 million contract with the Mavericks in July of 2022.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Jaden Hardy was born July 5, 2002, in Detroit, Michigan. Jaden's passion for the game grew through his father, Ramsey who played college ball for Tuskegee. Throughout his childhood, Ramsey played a pivotal role in molding Jaden to become the scoring machine that he is today. Eventually, his family moved to Henderson, Nevada where Jaden attended Coronado High School. As a junior, Hardy averaged 30.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 8.4 assists per game, earning Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year. At the end of his high school career, he was a McDonald's All-American and ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the class of 2021 by 247Sports behind Chet Holmgren, Paulo Banchero and Shaedon Sharpe. With scouts comparing his game to Bradley Beal, he received offers from UCLA, Kentucky, Gonzaga, Arizona and Memphis. However, he decided to forego college basketball and take his talents to the G-League where he signed with the NBA G League Ignite. He immediately made an impact averaging 17.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. During the 12 games he participated in, he shot 35.1% from the field, and 26.9% from 3-point range. Hardy was then selected with the 37th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and traded on draft night to the Dallas Mavericks.

Get buckets in win
GDallas Mavericks
February 6, 2024
Hardy totaled 17 points (6-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and one rebound across 15 minutes during Monday's 118-102 victory over Philadelphia.
ANALYSIS
Hardy has now posted at least 15 points in three of his past four games, and continuing his strong scoring Monday in Kyrie Irving's return from a six-game absence due to a thumb injury is notable. Hardy flashes an intriguing combination of downhill attacking, vertical pop and two-way energy in his second season.
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How does Jaden Hardy compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
  • Offensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
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    An estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Total Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Assist %
    An estimate of the percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while they were on the floor.
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    An estimate of the percentage of opponent possessions that end with a steal by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Block %
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  • Turnover %
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True Shooting %
51.7%
 
Effective Field Goal %
49.9%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
49.9%
 
Free Throw Rate
13.8%
 
Offensive Rebound %
2.1%
 
Defensive Rebound %
11.9%
 
Total Rebound %
6.9%
 
Assist %
15.3%
 
Steal %
0.9%
 
Block %
0.4%
 
Turnover %
7.3%
 
Usage %
23.8%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
13.1
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.9
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Unconcerned with small role
GDallas Mavericks
November 1, 2023
Hardy has appeared in only one of the Mavericks' three games thus far, but he's benefiting from the tutelage of Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Hardy isn't expected to assume a meaningful role in Dallas' backcourt barring an injury to either of the aforementioned superstars or a depth piece such as Dante Exum or Seth Curry. Hardy is "continuing to learn [how Doncic and Irving] use pace to their advantage," the 21-year-old relayed to Afseth. Reading defenses and improving as an offensive initiator are other focal points of Hardy's ongoing development.
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
Hardy went to Dallas with the 37th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. He opted to play for the G League Ignite rather than attend college last season. He averaged 19.5 points on 38/31/79 shooting, 4.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals in his long campaign. Clearly, shot selection is an issue. Shooting well from the stripe is a good sign regarding his shooting ability, and he did shoot 36.6 percent on catch-and-shoot looks from deep. Either way, crafty dribbling in isolation is his game, so he projects as a microwave scorer at the NBA level - potentially a sixth man. He doesn't have a ton of upside for this season, sitting behind Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie as starters. Hardy will also have to compete with Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway and Josh Green for reserve minutes. That said, Dallas isn't especially deep, so Hardy should have opportunities here and there.
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Reaches 15 points as starter
GDallas Mavericks
February 1, 2024
Hardy closed with 15 points (6-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal over 31 minutes during Wednesday's 121-87 loss to the Timberwolves.
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Starting against Minnesota
GDallas Mavericks
January 31, 2024
Hardy is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Timberwolves.
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Retreats to bench
GDallas Mavericks
January 29, 2024
Hardy isn't starting Monday's game against the Magic, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports.
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Starting Saturday
GDallas Mavericks
January 27, 2024
Hardy will join the first five for Saturday's game against Sacramento.
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Nets 11 points over 15 minutes
GDallas Mavericks
January 24, 2024
Hardy ended Wednesday's 132-109 loss to the Suns with 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists across 15 minutes.
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