You have new fodder now because many Knicks fans think your four-year, $71 million deal is the most insane contract they’ve ever seen. Tim Hardaway Jr: I would tell ’em they’re getting a different ballplayer than what they saw previous years. I definitely grew as a ballplayer, grew as a man on and off the floor. … I just want them to know that they’re gonna get the best of Tim Hardaway Jr. 24/7, 365 days of the year, and they won’t regret it. Q: So you’re worth the money? Tim Hardaway Jr: I think so. I know so. I know how much work I’ve put into the offseason, I know how much work I put in during the season, and I don’t think it’s a mistake at all.
January 17, 2018 | 8:49 pm EST Update
Nick Friedell: Jordan Bell tried to walk off the floor with the help of trainers and couldn’t do it. He is in a lot of pain. His teammates came to the floor to check on him. Got some well wishes from the Bulls as well as he passed their bench on the way back to the locker room.
The Vertical: The Hornets have broken their franchise record for points in a half with 77. Charlotte is shooting 31-48 (64.6%) from the field and the Hornets are 7-14 from behind the arc [against the Washington Wizards] 😮
The Vertical: “People are going to lose their cool in the heat of the moment, but I think they need the ability to step back and say, ‘We’re all part of the same NBA family, this is a great league and we need to support each other.'” — Adam Silver on the tension between players and referees