In his first professional exhibition Friday, ex-Wolverine Tim Hardaway Jr. showed his range. He hit a pull-up midrange jumper, leaped to receive an alley-oop and hit a three-pointer (though he was only 1-for-6 from long range). Wearing No. 5 for the New York Knicks, which was his father’s number as a rookie with Golden State, Hardaway handled the ball some on the break in the 77-72 summer-league loss to New Orleans. He took the first shot of the game, from the right side and hit it, showing no fear. “He does a good job of just letting the game come to him,” Knicks teammate Iman Shumpert said in a video posted on knicks.com. “He doesn’t really force much, is really good with the step-back, he can finish in the lane. I really like his game. I’m excited to play with him.” Hardaway scored eight points early in the game but cooled in the second half, missing six of his last seven shots.
Knicks rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. exhibits confidence in Summer League
Detroit Free Press | Jul 14