Tim Hardaway Jr. traded to Atlanta Hawks

Dylan Burkhardt
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Tim Hardaway Jr. is on the move. The former Wolverine will play his third year in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Knicks traded Hardaway during Thursday night’s NBA Draft to the Hawks for the rights to first round draft pick Jerian Grant.

Hardaway averaged 9.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his second season in the NBA. He shot 39% from the floor overall for the 17-65 Knicks. The trade to Atlanta should provide Hardaway with an opportunity to play with a much better team overall as the Hawks led the Eastern Conference with a 60-22 record.

Here’s Hardaway’s shot chart from his second season in the NBA, via Shot Analytics.

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  • Indiana_Matt

    I think this will be positive for him. Hope so anyway.

    • Seems like it should be a positive move. The Knicks have been a bit toxic over the last few years and don’t really seem to be getting closer.

  • Consensus among NBA writers seems to think that it was a great deal for the Knicks. Could also be a good chance for Timmy to turn things around after a disappointing year though.

  • I just want to win

    LARRY Nance j.r, Klay Thompson and Gordon Hayward is a testimony to the type of recruit that Beilien has recruited that was lower rank but grew into first round picks. Imagine if we could’ve got those guys. This is another reason why I will never complain about who we recruit here at Michigan.

    • Prioritizing Bielfeldt over Nance is one that didn’t quite work out. Can’t hit em all I guess.

    • Indiana_Matt

      Sir’Dominic Pointer was drafted also.

      • I just want to win

        True….

  • DB

    THJ and Melo got into it during the year. I wonder how, if at all, Melo influenced this trade