Hawks will not match Knicks offer sheet to Tim Hardaway Jr

  • Hawks will not match Knicks offer sheet to Tim Hardaway Jr

Hawks will not match Knicks offer sheet to Tim Hardaway Jr

Guard Tim Hardaway Jr.is apparently headed back to NY after the Atlanta Hawks opted not to match the massive $71 million (62 million euros) the Knicks offered the restricted free agent.

Despite being several hours before the deadline, the Atlanta Hawks have decided on the future of guard Tim Hardaway Jr.

The Rockets have been persistent in their pursuit of Anthony, who is willing to waive his no-trade clause to join Chris Paul and James Harden in Houston, league sources told ESPN, and the Knicks do not imagine a scenario where Hardaway Jr.is sharing the floor with Anthony to start the season. With Hardaway Jr. now officially back in the orange and blue, Knicks fans are left to ponder what the signing entails.

The move left Knicks fans cursing their team once again and gave plenty of fodder to the NY tabloids.

Knicks GM Steve Mills staking his reputation on Tim Hardaway Jr. As the beleaguered franchise moves in cyclical fashion (even in the post-Phil Jackson era), Grant was traded to Chicago for Derrick Rose, who was then renounced to provide the cap space to hand a rotation-level wing more than $17 million average annual salary. But in the end, the money was far greater in NY than the Hawks were willing to pay. During the 2016-17 season, the former 2013 first-round draft choice of NY recorded career-highs in scoring (14.5 ppg), assists (2.3 apg), rebounds (2.8 rpg), minutes played (27.3), field goal percentage (.455), three-point makes (149) and attempts (417) and free throw makes (164) and attempts (214). The terms are unknown.

The Knicks could also try to re-sign Plumlee later this summer.

The room exception, a small amount of cap space and veteran's exceptions are the only tools the Knicks now have to offer free agents.