HoopsHype Tim Hardaway Jr rumors

December 2, 2013 Updates

Mike Woodson agrees with Carmelo Anthony that the Knicks miss the leadership of departed veterans Jason Kidd, Rasheed Wallace and Kurt Thomas "in the locker room and on the floor." But he stressed that it's beyond time to move on. "They're not here this season and they're not going to walk through that door," Woodson said before Sunday night's game. "We've got to go with what we have. And I think what we have is good enough to win with." Newsday

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But on the horizon looms J.R. Smith, who will serve the third leg of his five-game NBA-imposed suspension Sunday. When he returns, Hardaway’s minutes should take a big hit. “It is a logjam,” coach Mike Woodson said of the perimeter spot, which both Smith and Hardaway play, along with Iman Shumpert, and often Pablo Prigioni. “That’s a good problem to have. But somebody’s not going to be able to play a lot of minutes. So they’ve just got to understand that. When you get your opportunity, you’ve got to make the most of it to help us.” New York Post

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Felton pointed to the elderly bench of Rasheed Wallace, Kurt Thomas, Marcus Camby and Jason Kidd, who fell apart in the playoffs, as part of the team’s ultimate undoing, getting KO’d in the second round by the Pacers. With training camp opening Monday, none of those players are back. Three of them have retired. “We’re a younger team this year,’’ Felton said at an Under Armour appearance at Macy’s in Herald Square. “Kurt Thomas, Rasheed, love them like brothers. [But] those guys were 38, 39, 40 years old. Once they got injuries, they’re out and it hurt us last year. We’ve added Metta [World Peace], [Andrea] Bargnani, Kenyon [Martin] and Amar’e [Stoudemire] are coming back. Tim Hardaway [Jr.] looks great by the way. I’ve been most impressed with him. It gives us depth at that big spot and youth. Those guys are younger." New York Post

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But whether it’s important or not, it is the first opportunity for rookies to initiate themselves into the NBA, and Knicks rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. wishes he had gotten a chance to have more of an extended run in Las Vegas last month. “I really wanted to play,” Hardaway told The Post at the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program Wednesday in Florham Park. “I really wanted to go out there and showcase my abilities at the next level. I only had one game, a game and a quarter, to do it, and I know if I had more opportunities to play that I would blossom and show everybody I am a better player than I was in that first game.” New York Post

August 7, 2013 Updates

Tim Hardaway Jr. was casually dribbling and shooting around with his fellow rookies at the Knicks' facility Tuesday afternoon, about three weeks after spraining his left wrist in the NBA summer league. He said afterward that his wrist is pain free and he is confident he'll be 100 percent healthy for training camp. "I feel really good," Hardaway said Tuesday at the NBA rookie photo shoot in Greenburgh. "No pain." ESPN.com

The Knicks' first-round pick says he's been "taking it easy" and avoiding any risks as he prepares for his first NBA training camp. "I just want to be precautionary, that's all; I feel good. I just want to make sure I'm 100 percent for training camp," Hardaway said. ESPN.com

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Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a bruised left wrist during his second summer-league game Sunday, and he's hoping it doesn't keep him off the court for long. The Knicks rookie suffered the injury toward the end of the first quarter when he tripped during a fast break and broke his fall with his left, non-shooting hand. Newsday

July 8, 2013 Updates

The Knicks announced their first-round pick Tim Hardaway Jr. and C.J Leslie, who fell out of the draft, have been signed. Hardaway signed his standard rookie contract of 4 year, $6 million with the requisite team options after the third and fourth years. Leslie, out of North Carolina State, shockingly fell out of the draft and the Knicks scooped him up, agreeing to terms the morning after the draft on June 28th. New York Post

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