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Tim Hardaway Jr
Tim Hardaway Jr
Position: G
Born: 03/16/92
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $2,281,605
Concerning Schroder, you have until Oct. 31 to extend his contract. Are there plans to do to that? Or will you see how he plays this season and deal with restricted free agency? Wes Wilcox: It’s the deadline for both Dennis and Tim Hardaway Jr. We’ve had conversations with both representatives. It’s too difficult to say if something will get done and those conversations, as always, we keep internal. But yes, we’ve had conversations with both.
Hardaway once again returns to the very beginning of his tenure with the Hawks. After being acquired in a draft-night trade with the Knicks last year, the former first-round pick did not play in 31 of the team’s first 35 games. That included two stints in the NBA Development League. That was not going to happen again. “I took that heart,” Hardaway said. “I never want to be in that situation again. I always want to be the guy who can help the team any way I can. I think this offseason, I went into it with that mindset, getting better and getting the job done in the weight room, getting the job done on the court, on the track, wherever we had workouts.”
Hardaway said the Hawks recommended he take three weeks off and then get into his offseason conditioning and skill work. He took a week off. Save for several weekend trips home, Hardaway was at the Hawks facilities. His constant companion was Mike Muscala. “I think it was a magnificent summer for me,” Hardaway said. “I haven’t been in this good of shape since my rookie year, especially going in with all the player development guys and assistant coaches. They definitely helped me get that confidence back. It helped going from the season with that momentum of going to workouts, weight lifting, conditioning and basketball core work.”
Coach Mike Budenholzer has been impressed with what Hardaway has accomplished since the Hawks season ended in May. Budenholzer sees a renewed confidence but also a stronger, more explosive body and an improved skill set including shooting, passing, reading defenses and decision making. “The most tangible thing is every time I came here, he was here,” Budenholzer said when asked for a particular area of improvement in Hardaway. “He was in the weight room. He was on the court. He was shooting. I think everybody worked hard this summer but I think he and Mike Muscala were the most consistent day in and day out for a majority of the summer.”
After some more discussion about Barnes and Fisher, Windhorst chimed back in: “Correct me if I’m wrong, Kevin [Arnovitz], but Tim Hardaway Jr. had to go on the record to discuss whether he and Derek Fisher were involved with the same woman. I’m fairly certain he had to go on the record and said he had to deal with that. So it wasn’t just Matt Barnes.” As far as we can tell, if there was indeed a situation between Hardaway and Fisher, it never bubbled over publicly.
Guard Tim Hardaway Jr., who was a part of the group earlier this season, learned that lesson. After a couple of weeks spent honing his Uno expertise, teammates said, he wanted to take a break, if only for one flight. “He said he was tired and wanted to rest,” Schroder said. “So we had to kick him out.” Hardaway has not been invited back. Those who have stuck with the game cite the value of chemistry and camaraderie.