Tim Hardaway Jr.’s wrist is OK, may miss game

Steve Hirsch

Tim Hardaway Jr. left Sunday’s Las Vegas Summer League game after the first quarter with a sprained left wrist, and it is also likely that he’ll miss Monday’s final game of the preliminary round, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

“I tripped on a fast break, then I tried to break my landing and didn’t go well,” Hardaway said. “I’m fine now, with ice, letting it rest. I hope I’m ready to go [today]. I’m anticipating it.”

In his second game, Hardaway scored nine points in the Knicks’ 82-69 win. After injuring his wrist, he received X-rays which were negative, and it is unclear whether or not he will have an MRI exam.

Despite the injury, Hardaway made a good impression on Coach Mike Woodson.

“I like everything about him,” Woodson said. “When we were evaluating who we were going to draft, he was sitting at the top of our list. He’s a 6-4, 6-5 kid who plays bigger than he is and possesses a great jump shot. We have to add a few things to his game and he’s very intelligent, so he’ll learn the NBA game.”