Tim Hardaway Jr. News

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Restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. said he's hoping to stick around in Atlanta next season. "I want to be here, point blank," Hardaway said. "They brought me here because they believed in me and believed in what I’m capable of doing. I’m thankful for it. … As of now, I’m still here. This is my team. I’m an Atlanta Hawk still. There is no other team right now." He averaged 14.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.9 triples on the season, but really shined after the All-Star break with averages of 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.1 triples. He even took Kent Bazemore's spot in the starting lineup during the playoffs. THJ hopes to improve his ball-handling this summer and should be a significant contributor for the Hawks again in 2017-18 if they decide to bring him back.

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May 01 - 10:32 AM

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Restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. said he's hoping to stick around in Atlanta next season. "I want to be here, point blank," Hardaway said. "They brought me here because they believed in me and believed in what I’m capable of doing. I’m thankful for it. … As of now, I’m still here. This is my team." He averaged 14.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.9 triples on the season, but really shined after the All-Star break with averages of 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.1 triples. He even took Kent Bazemore's spot in the starting lineup during the playoffs. THJ hopes to improve his ball-handling this summer and should be a significant contributor for the Hawks again in 2017-18 if they decide to bring him back. It sounds like the feeling is mutual, as coach Mike Budenholzer said that re-signing THJ will be a priority of his.

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May 01 - 10:32 AM

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Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said that re-signing Tim Hardaway Jr. will be a priority of his this offseason. THJ was one of the most improved players in the NBA in 2016-17, averaging 14.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.9 triples in 27.3 minutes per game. Hardaway was actually a candidate to be moved prior to the February deadline, but he made himself indispensable with some strong play after the turn of the new year. He's a restricted free agent which means the Hawks can match any offer he receives, so THJ will likely reprise his role as Atlanta's sixth man in 2017-18 as long as his price doesn't get out of hand. It's not out of the question that he could continue to start as well like he did to close out this season.

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Apr 30 - 10:20 AM

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Mike Budenholzer said he has no intention of altering his starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Wizards. It sounds like the Hawks will again go with their standard starting group of Dennis Schroder, Tim Hardaway Jr., Taurean Prince, Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard for Game 2, with Kent Bazemore coming off the bench. Hardaway Jr. struggled with his shot during Atlanta's Game 1 loss, connecting on just 2 of his 11 shot attempts, so he'll need to be much better on Wednesday night for the Hawks to have a chance of stealing a game on the road.

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Tim Hardaway Jr. couldn't get his shot to drop during Sunday's Game 1 loss, going 2-of-11 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line on his way to seven points in 28 minutes. Hardaway Jr. got into some early foul trouble and just never really got going in this one, but he averaged 18.0 points against Washington during the regular season, so he should be able to bounce back during Game 2.

Apr 16 - 4:59 PM

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Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Pacers. The Hawks will be without all of their primary scorers tonight, so guys like Ersan Ilyasova, Gary Neal and Mike Dunleavy could be tasked with some increased responsibility on offense. Neal is someone to look at as a potential 3-point streamer in deep leagues.

Apr 12 - 1:52 PM

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Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to action on Sunday April 9.

Apr 10 - 2:59 AM

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Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting Sunday, to go with nine rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer through 37 minutes as a starter. Coach Mike Budenholzer said pregame that he didn’t want to paint himself into a corner by committing to starting Hardaway Jr. the rest of the way, so there’s a chance we could see him back in a sixth man role on Tuesday with Kent Bazemore re-entering the starting five. That being said, Hardway will still be a significant part of the rotation regardless of how he enters the game.

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Tim Hardaway Jr. (knee, foot) will start against the Cavs on Friday. Well, we have a sudden change here after Hardaway Jr. was called doubtful earlier today. With Hardaway Jr. and Dennis Schroder in the starting lineup, there won't be as many minutes for guys like Mike Dunleavy, DeAndre Bembry and Ryan Kelly. Taurean Prince should still be busy and is worth starting in just about all leagues. Go ahead and fire up THJ, too.

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Tim Hardaway Jr. (right knee, left foot) is doubtful to play against the Cavs on Friday. The right knee issue is likely a lingering effect from last weekend while the foot sprain could have happened on Thursday -- he did come up lame under the basket in the second half. Hardaway Jr. has been playing lights out as scorer, so the Hawks will have to replace his 32.5 minutes per game since the break with a 22.3 usage rate in that span. Taurean Prince is about as must-start as it gets with Kent Bazemore also out. Ersan Ilyasova should also be shooting a ton while Mike Dunleavy, DeAndre Bembry and maybe even Ryan Kelly get in the mix.