Will Tim Hardaway Jr. miss the Knicks opener?
The New York Knicks will kick off the regular season next Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks.
We are now left wondering whether starting shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. will play after suffering a wrist injury during Friday night’s preseason finale against the Brooklyn Nets.
Hardaway suffered in the injury during the second half and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Tim Hardaway Jr. (sprained left wrist) will not return. X-rays were negative.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) October 13, 2018
Hardaway finished the game with 18 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. He also connected on two of five three point attempts.
With Courtney Lee already out with a neck injury, we can only wonder who will start at shooting guard against the Hawks if THJ can’t play.
The Knicks could go with Frank Ntilikina, Ron Baker or even undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier who has shown some promise during the preseason.
With Kristaps Porzingis already out for possibly the entire season, Hardaway is now the Knicks’ main man and if he can’t play, I’m not sure who will step up other than center Enes Kanter, who’s been very consistent since coming over prior to last season as a part of the Carmelo Anthony trade.
If Hardaway does miss some time, it could be an opportunity for their younger players to get more expierence and make a difference.
Comment below and give us your thoughts. Will THJ miss any regular season games? Who will step up if he does miss time?
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