3. Tim Hardaway Jr. - Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. proved why he was worth $17.7 million this season. The 28-year-old shooting guard has been an absolute flamethrower in Dallas, shooting 37 percent from deep in 160 games and nearly 40 percent over the last two seasons.
Coming off the bench for over half of the Mavericks' games this season, he averaged 16.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game while knocking down a career-high 3.0 shots from beyond the arc per game. In an era where being a knockdown shooter from the outside is one of the most coveted skills, there will definitely be some competition for Tim's services in the months ahead.
Therein lies the big conundrum for the Dallas Mavericks. With a supermax extension headed Luka Doncic's way this summer, that will take up over $200 million over the next five years. Still, he might not be as patient as Dirk Nowitzki was when it comes to getting a supporting cast that can realistically compete for NBA titles.
Kristaps Porzingis will be soaking up $31.6 million, $33.8, and have a $36 million player option over the next three seasons. Josh Richardson could take up another $11.6 million if he opts into his player option.
Hardaway Jr. is the kind of piece that can fit in just about anywhere in today's NBA, but how much would Dallas be willing to pay him, especially if he has other suitors (like the Spurs), who are in desperate need of shooting?