HoopsHype Tim Hardaway Jr rumors

October 7, 2014 Updates

Shumpert, who didn’t scrimmage or have any contact during Monday’s practice at their Greenburgh campus, believes he will play. Shumpert has been sitting out some practices, including those at West Point. But the Knicks coaching staff is worried Shumpert’s hamstring issue could linger. Fisher also said guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is battling hip inflammation. Hardaway Jr., Shumpert and Amar’e Stoudemire, resting his knees, barely participated in Monday’s practices. “I was telling Shump earlier, for eight months we have to be at our absolute best,’’ Fisher said. “It’s a long season. We can’t rush trying to be so excited for the start of the season.’’ New York Post

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Fisher can play one at shooting guard while the others sit on the bench or mix and match combinations of the three guards in the triangle offense, as GM Steve Mills suggested earlier this month. "That's for the coach to decide. All we've got to do is play," J.R. Smith said Thursday. "Whatever they decide, we've got to just live with it. Hopefully everybody could put their egos aside and come together for one common goal." ESPN.com

August 1, 2014 Updates

You see, Lowry was only a first-round draft pick away from being traded to the New York Knicks in mid-December. It was this close to happening. According to a source familiar with the Raptors' thinking, there were three likely scenarios on the table involving Knicks guards Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr., with Lowry being the only Raptors player in the deal. The clincher would have been a future first-round pick to the Raptors, but team owner James Dolan vetoed it and the trade fell through, a denial confirmed by a source close to the Knicks. Bleacher Report

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The Knicks recently attempted to make a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love, offering forward Amar'e Stoudemire and his enormous expiring contract, second-year guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. and swingman Iman Shumpert, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. But the longshot offer, made in the past week, was declined and never stood much of a chance, particularly since the Timberwolves could potentially strike a richer deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers involving No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins. The Chicago Bulls, who have a bevy of intriguing assets to trade, have reportedly had conversations with Minnesota about Love in recent weeks since failing to sign Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in free agency. Wall Street Journal

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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

April 9, 2014 Updates

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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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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