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As Jackson had to convince Jordan, Fisher will have to convince Anthony that sticking with the triangle and trusting his teammates will ultimately make the game easier for him. That process of building trust and chemistry was always a work in progress with Jordan, who often fought the constraints the offense put on his one-on-one game. But Jordan had achieved more success to that point in his pro career than Anthony has. Jordan's Bulls had made three straight conference finals, losing each time to Detroit; Anthony has only been once, with the Nuggets in 2009. And Jordan had already won two of his five MVPs. "'Melo can definitely do it," Hardaway, Jr., said. "He showed it a lot in the season, believe it or not. When we was double-teamed, when he was trapped, he was always finding that open guy. It was very rare for him to shoot through three or four guys. He'll succeed through this offense. Everybody has to trust in it, not only one person, but everybody has to." NBA.com

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Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has been selected to practice with the USA national team during their training camp in Las Vegas which begins July 28. Hardaway has been outstanding for the Knicks in the Vegas Summer League and his inclusion on the select team is the first step toward being invited to the national team pool. New York Daily News

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A source said Jackson wants Tim Hardaway Jr. to play in the Las Vegas summer league despite his solid rookie season, in which he finished fourth in the Rookie of the Year voting. Hardaway did well at last year’s Chicago combine, but still fell to No. 24 in the draft. New York Post

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Tim Hardaway Jr. has emerged amid the gloom. This one is legit, according to a group of NBA scouts and executives. While Hardaway, who is looking like a steal at No. 24 last June, must work on consistency, the consensus was decidedly positive about the 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Michigan. “He’s a keeper,” said one scout before predicting, “other teams may try to get him. … He’ll be a good fit in the triangle. Coming off the pinch post would be good for him. He’d get shots, they’d send him to the corner. Definitely a keeper.” New York Post

“They want him to put points on the board, and that tells you he’s a good shooter. If he wasn’t, they’d say just go cause disruption on the defensive end so he must be a player they count on to score,” said one former player/scout. “He’s an obvious NBA talent. It looks like he could be a good defender, seems like a good teammate. Can shoot but really needs to work on his consistency. He can be lights out one night, out of sync the next.” New York Post

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Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered an injury to his right ankle in the New York Knicks' win over the Utah Jazz on Monday. The injury appeared serious, as Hardaway was helped off the court, took X-rays and was in a wheelchair after the game. RealGM

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According to a source, Oklahoma City has expressed interest in both Shumpert and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr., though the latter is viewed currently as a virtual untouchable. “Whatever’s going to happen is going to happen,’’ Shumpert said. “I can’t really do anything about it. All I can do is try to go out there and try to play a good game.’’ New York Post

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In their search for a point guard that's included names like Boston's Rajon Rondo, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Atlanta's Jeff Teague, you can add the Rockets' Jeremy Lin to that list. ESPN's Chad Ford talked on Bill Simmons' podcast about the possibility, which The Sporting News' Tom Gatto transcribed: "I know another guy they'd love to get their hands on right now, and that's Jeremy Lin," Ford said. "And the question is, would Houston do it? I know the word is no, but maybe, to get out of that contract. Maybe if Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. are in the deal. Maybe." Newark Star-Ledger

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As a boy, Hardaway Sr. had used the game as an escape from a tough neighborhood. His circumstances were part of his motivation. He wanted to get out. But what was motivating his son? As a result, Hardaway Sr. felt it was up to him to drive his son, to manufacture desire by pushing and prodding. It nearly destroyed their relationship. They sometimes went weeks without speaking to each other. “I was trying to make him want the game as badly as I wanted it,” Hardaway Sr. said. New York Times

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Is it really as bad as it seems? "Yes," Ford said via email. "Really, only Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams are proving to be valuable starters at the moment. A few others like Trey Burke, Mason Plumlee, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Steven Adams have been solid. Giannis Antetokounmpo looks like he might be a big star down the road. But all of those players except Oladipo weren't even in the conversation for the No. 1 pick." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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