What started out as a pretty special day for Tim Hardaway Jr. of the New York Knicks, ended prematurely and with a little scare. Hardaway, who earlier this week signed a four-year deal with the Knicks which selected him 24th overall in the June draft, scored nine points in the first 10 minutes of the Knicks win over Washington. But the former Michigan standout would not see the floor again after injuring his wrist as he tried to brace himself for a fall. X-Rays after the game proved negative but with his father Tim Hardaway Sr. and a bunch of his father’s old teammates in attendance, Hardaway obviously wanted to have a big day. BLAZERS HAVE TO BE HAPPY With a handful of the lottery picks here in Vegas struggling to find the range, the Portland Trail Blazers 10th overall pick CJ McCollum is looking plenty comfortable. McCollum scored 22 in his first game with the Portland squad and then followed it up with another 15 Sunday in an 81-63 loss to the Lakers Summer League team. He looks remarkably comfortable particularly given he is surrounded by a team that has looked anything but comfortable so far in this tournament. ... AND MAYBE DISAPPOINTED As good and involved as McCollum has been, the Trail Blazers reclamation project of the summer, one Thomas Robinson has not looked even engaged in the two games he has been on the floor. Robinson, who managed to wear out his welcome with two teams in his rookie season found his way to Portland for very little return. The former No. 5 overall pick though has showed very little through two games here. He has displayed Andrea Bargnani-like interest for much of the time. About the only emotion he has shown has been a penchant for pouting.
Hardaway Jr. looks great until hurting wrist
Toronto Sun | Jul 15