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Tim Hardaway Jr
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Knicks are trading Tim Hardaway to the Hawks, who will draft Jerian Grant for the Knicks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.: 3 more rumors
Keith Langlois: Lots of Qs about rumors of Jennings-Hardaway deal. SVG shot that one down with a bazooka today. Never talked to NYK about it.: 3 more rumors
Adam Zagoria: On rumors of the Pistons trying to trade for Tim Hardaway Jr., source tells @SNYtv, “There’s nothing to that.”: 3 more rumors
Detroit may be looking to move guard Brandon Jennings because the organization traded for fellow guard Reggie Jackson last season. Jackson will be a restricted free agent this summer. Jennings is entering the final year of his contract and will make $8.3 million next season. In a Jennings-for-Hardaway Jr. swap, the Knicks would likely have to use their trade exception and adjust their outgoing assets to make the deal work.
If you’re looking for any clues regarding potential draft-night trades, here’s one: the Detroit Pistons are said to have interest in trading for Tim Hardaway Jr. and have tried to engage the Knicks on a deal, per league sources.: 3 more rumors
“It’s about finishing strong and finishing with the guys we have on our team right now,” Hardaway said. “I’m not worried about next year, I’m worried about this season and the game [Sunday against the 76ers]. “It’s just a point to try to end on a good note. You don’t want to leave your team behind. I mean, it’s my wrist — it’s not like it’s my leg or my hips. I’m able to run, I’m able to talk, I’m able to communicate out there on the court. I just want to go out there and play. I play for pride, and I play for the guys on our team.”
And as far as his future, coach Derek Fisher said, “Well, he is under contract for next year …” But he expanded. “Timmy has a great deal of potential as a young guard. He is showing more skill in handling the basketball and playing defense,” Fisher said. “Tim has done well under the circumstances,” Fisher added, noting Hardaway began the season No. 3 on the two-guard depth chart. “So there weren’t a lot of minutes and lot of opportunities. Plus, a new way of playing, a new style of playing, but I think he’s tried his best to adjust and he’s taken the defensive end more seriously.
“He and my dad were always together in Miami and I was around,” Tim Hardaway Jr. said. “He’d always take care of me, always talked to me. He just treated me like I was one of his. All I know is every time I was around him he had great energy, he had great passion and great love. He was just a kind-hearted person.”
Tim Hardaway Jr. has seen his play take a drastic drop from his rookie season, but he survived the trade deadline — perhaps more because of his struggles than the Knicks desire to keep him. He reportedly was included in a package the team tried to put together in a deal for Goran Dragic, who wound up with the Heat. “I don’t follow any of that stuff,” Hardaway said before the deadline. “I control what I can control – that’s playing for this team. … I’m happy to be here. Hopefully, I’ll be here for a long time.”
Asked about Smith’s comment, Fisher said after the game, “We’ve been very frank how we’re learning together — whether that’s eggshells or whether that’s trying to learn how to win, it depends on the person you’re talking to.’’ “Everybody has their own opinion,’’ a dejected Tim Hardaway Jr. said. “We’ll continue to use the system and make it work.’’’
Ian Begley: Tim Hardaway Jr (concussion), Sam Dalembert (ankle), Iman Shumpert (shoulder) are out tonight. Cleanthony Early will dress. #Knicks
Steve Popper: I honestly love talking to J.R. Smith. No one on the Knicks as much fun. Said that meeting got heated … but J.R. also said that the Tim Hardaway Jr. and Melo thing never happened – but Melo and Tim both admitted it did. No place like this.
As for the on-court argument with Hardaway, who confirmed that it happened, Anthony added: “Just to speak solely on that situation, me and Tim have no problems. I wish I could bring him out here and have him next to me while I’m doing this interview, he will tell you the same thing. That’s pretty much all I can say on that. Tim is a guy who I always wrapped my arm around and put under my wing from Day 1, helped him through times when he’s been down, and I will continue doing that.”
Hardaway’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, was furious at the accusation there’s a serious rift between Anthony and Hardaway. “There’s no ill will between Tim and Carmelo — it’s just the opposite,” Bartelstein said. “Carmelo has helped out Tim a lot, they have a great relationship and Carmelo has been very supportive. It’s very hurtful and untrue.’’
A source said Anthony and Hardaway were once closer, texting each other often during July’s free agency as Melo pondered his decision. But they no longer are as tight. “We’re brothers,’’ Hardaway said. “They get into heat-of-the-moment things and make up afterward. I looked at Melo as a mentor since I’ve been here.’’