Tim Hardaway Jr.

Hardaway named to All-Rookie team

Tim Hardaway Jr. was named to the NBA All-Rookie first team (Knicks PR, May 22).

Hardaway finished fifth in RoY voting, right behind the Nets’ Mason Plumlee. The 76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams won the honor.

Hardaway averaged 10.2 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game during his rookie campaign in 2013-14.

Keith Schlosser

Such an honor is an obviously well deserved one for Hardaway Jr., who proved to be a rare bright spot for the Knicks this past season.

As a rookie, the 22-year-old displayed an early ability to score in bunches off the bench. Though his effort on the defensive end was suspect throughout, his offensive prowess provided New York with a much needed boost at various points this year.

As J.R. Smith struggled to find his rhythm in the early months, Hardaway Jr. continued to make an impact worth noting. He stepped up in an attempt to help fill the void, and as others failed to fill in accordingly, his team depended on him.  He’s certainly not shy about shooting the basketball.

A young gun with plenty of promise, the guard was one of five Knicks to average double-figures (10.2) and led the team in games played with 81.

Even as a first year player, Hardaway Jr. proved to be reliable in many aspects, and appears dedicated to putting in the work necessary to further improve some of the gaps in his game. The Knicks’ struggles undoubtedly made his positive contributions all the more appreciated over the course of the year. It’ll be interesting to watch him continue to grow and potentially be relied upon in the Phil Jackson era.




73 comments
Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

Congrats Timmy.  Him and Amare making his comeback were the highlights of the year (and Melo's 62) in an otherwise disappointing season.  


I'm currently reading 11 Rings and am near the end of the book.  I am really hoping we get Fisher.  More excited about him than Kerr honestly.  I think he has as much smarts about the game as Kerr, maybe more being a PG in the Triangle system.  but he also is a clear leader.  Never loses his cool in high pressure situations.  The way he worked his way up from a back up to basically the 3rd most important player in the Lakers 3peat is impressive.  He was also the guy on the team who could rally the troops with motivational speeches.  Kobe said that whenever Fisher started giving a speech he was able to get the entire team fired up and it felt like music from a sports movie was playing when he spoke and it was the final game of the movie.  Fisher was also the mediator on the team.  He helped keep the Shaq and Kobe feud at bay for a long time and often acted as a go between PHil and the team or Kobe and the rest of the team, bridging the gap and Phil relied on him to tell him what the pulse of the team was.  In the last Laker's back to back titles he played an even bigger leadership role.  


I think he might be a better choice than Kerr and will have the same benefit of being Phil's protege.  

dogmanx23
dogmanx23

But But But We don't know how to draft so why do we need draft picks... 

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

I thought Memphis was getting Hollins back.. or is he going to Cleveland now?

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

She has a full court with a knicks logo on her property in Westchester.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@knowledge Rambis would be the next in line.

Sleep in fear.

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@Gee Daniels  bigotry comes in many facets.  The biggest bigots are usually the ones that are not very "cultured" nor culturally educated, and haven't been around positive people from all walks of life.   


Not to mention they are very insecure.  

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

There is a difference between racism and prejudice .

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Gee Daniels  

Aside from a discussion on the difference between racism and prejudice, the NBA is forcing Sterling out because he has damaged the brand.

There was some question as to whether or not private conversations rose to the level of ending Sterling's ownership of the Clippers.His refusal to pay the $2.5 million fine and his public interview with Anderson Cooper has convinced owners he has to go.

It will be contested in court, but the NBA needs to color him gone to keep the green flowing.


MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@Gee Daniels I don't think Cuban is totally wrong...I don't know about everybody being prejudice...but most people have preconceived notions.


Just as an example...its been said for years "white men cant jump"..."white people cant dance"..."all arabs are musilum"..goes on and on with what people say....white men cant jump was even a movie for crying out loud..lol...for the most part a lot of people have preconceived notions on things.

johneco
johneco

@Blaze NYK Agree.  I've always preferred him, even over Kerr.  Fisher just seems like a charismatic leader, and there's not a lot of those around.   But let's see if he even wants to coach...

jtru001
jtru001

@knega he an up an comming G with much work still to do...but a bright spot for NYK right now lol

chudogz1
chudogz1

@dogmanx23 But But But.... It's a new day! In Lord of the Rings we trust :-)

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

The NBA constitutional by-laws are clear.  The NBA is a private corporation and the owners signed on to uphold the NBA constitution.  If an owner is terminated, then all parties invested consequently relinquish their ownership.   
It's obvious his wife has never challenged "his" plantation beliefs and has stood side by side with during the various lawsuits they've undergone.  She's a culprit just as much as he is an old sack of sht.

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

I'll will bet everything I own that everyone in this world has said something racist, biased or sexiest at least once in their life time! Including Obama

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

@thatsagoodpoint @Blaze NYK  I just don't see why he would want to go to the Lakers.  With Kerr it made a lot of sense.  First, GS offered him an absurd contract.  A contract that would have put a huge bulls eye on him if he had that contract with The Knicks.  Second, Kerr is tight with the owner of GS and he lives out on the West Coast.  I think Fisher lives out on the west coast too but with him if he joined the lakers he'd join a team that can maybe snag kevin love or aldridge but is hampered by Kobe's contract for like 3 more years.  That contract will keep them from really being able to do anything.  Plus, Kobe being a former teammate…that could lead to really awkward situations if Kobe wants to play more but he's hurting the team.  


With The Knicks, it gives him a chance to learn from Phil plus we have (hopefully) Melo in his prime.  He would get a year to learn on the job and then get to reload in 2015 with possibly 2 all star players to add to Melo plus a first round draft pick next year.   Our situation is not great with draft picks but with the cap space coming up next year its potentially a great situation especially with Phil.  Plus I think Melo would really look up to Fisher.  

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@knowledge @Mel Brown Racism entails power  and a belief in being superior  to another race and using that against those one feels superior to. 


In it's purest definition you are prejudice against stupidity.....as I am.    

johneco
johneco

@Dullah Dakidd  What you don't seem to understand, is that once he's gone and things get worse, most of the people who bash him now will say they wanted him here.  They'll be sayin "I told you so" the loudest.

Dullah Dakidd
Dullah Dakidd

WORD! I WOULD DOUBLE WHATEVER YOU BET ON THAT!! We would be some rich SOBs...

theking
theking

@VerySilentJay @theking  indeed. when the players they really have come here and flop under the ny pressure im just gonna sit back and say "I told you so"

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@theking I said this earlier, but if I was a betting man, I'd put big money that when/if Melo leaves, every single one that bashed him, flip flopped, or compared him to others unfairly, will severely miss him.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@knicksgirl35 @bblessed Him and Melo have a lot in common.

- No appreciation.

- Undeserved bashing.

- Undeserved blame.

- The lack of understanding when something positive has been done.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@bblessed The President gets blamed for everything eventually. First Black anything always catches he((.

bblessed
bblessed

How da hell did Obama get blamed for this one? I see the setup coming a mile away

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

@thatsagoodpoint @Blaze NYK That is true.  Never count out the Lakers.  Although I think maybe the Lakers now have their own Doian and could be entering a long winter of discontent.

theking
theking

@thatsagoodpoint @Blaze NYK the league will always try its best to get lakers and boston back into things. even knicks and bulls must have something to talk about to generate money

lobcity1
lobcity1

Andrew.

Wassup with the new ads on this site? Its impossible to use this on Mobile devices.

edb7777
edb7777

@Blaze NYK @edb7777@jtru001@illmatix@rgm891 Thanks for the replies Blaze and Jtru.  I never understood the Lue angle but I am a huge Doc Rivers fan so I'll take your word for it.  It just seems that players that jump into coaching right away tend to struggle for a while and I never thought of Lue as a basketball IQ kind of guy cause he generally stood in the corner as a spot up shooter and never was a great playmaker.  But if Doc and Phil like him...  

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

@edb7777 @jtru001 @illmatix @rgm891  BEing a good player has nothing to do with being a good coach.  Anyone who can make it to the NBA is a good basketball player (well except for 7 footers who play center…they get so many chances).  But being a good player does not mean you'll be a good coach.  SOme of the best coaches are the guys who sat on the bench next to the coach the whole game and watched more than they played.  

jtru001
jtru001

@edb7777 @jtru001 @illmatix  has been an assistant under Doc for over 5 years and is really close with a lot of the players...Melo in particular

edb7777
edb7777

@jtru001 @illmatix@rgm891Can someone explain to me this Tyronn Lue thing?  He wasn't really a good player.  Doesn't have Fisher's cred with the players and quite frankly seemed kinda like a bonehead during his playing days.  I'm not saying he's the worst choice I just want to understand what makes him a candidate more than Ron Harper, John Paxson, BJ Armstrong, Kyle Macy or any of the other nobodies that played the phantom point in the Triangle.

jtru001
jtru001

@illmatix @jtru001 @rgm891 agreed im good w/ Fisher if he ends up taking it...maybe Lue...personally i would ask chicago to talk to Thibbs

jtru001
jtru001

@rgm891 @illmatix @jtru001 neither do i but i was just saying he didnt do bad...he is very limited on offense much like Woodrow...it would be the same situation

edb7777
edb7777

@illmatix @jtru001I think its because JVG and Collins haven't committed to coaching again so that leaves George Karl, Mike Dunleavy and Pringles as the only coaches out there with playoff experience.  Slim pickings unless you go NCAA or former/current player.  Hollins is just an easy answer for the media and fans to point to.

Chris
Chris

@VerySilentJay @illmatix @thatsagoodpoint I agree to  a degree, Thibs is a very good teacher. The 8 man rotation in this league however is very risky. By far the most intelligently coached team currently are the Spurs

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@illmatix @thatsagoodpoint It's a double edged sword.

By no means do I ever want to see Woodson even close in the vicintiy of the Knicks, but inexperience doesn't always translate into success (even guided by legends).

Spo's a good coach, but look at who he's coaching... 


I'll take Thibs over any name out there in a second.