Tim Hardaway Jr., Allonzo Trier not seeing eye-to-eye
New York Knicks’ rookie Allonzo Trier fired back at a fan on Twitter after being blamed for giving up the game winning shot in a close loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
In his response to the fan, Trier pretty much blamed Tim Hardaway Jr. for not switching and picking up Gordon.
“It was supposed to be a switch dumb a** you think i just let n**** walk up and shoot a 3 smh y’all ‘fans’ don’t think” Trier wrote in a direct message to a fan.
Following Thursday’s practice, Hardaway was asked about Trier blaming him for not picking up Gordon, who ended up hitting the game-winning shot for the Rockets.
“Oh, so he blaming other people, basically?” Hardaway said, via the NY Daily News. “At the end of the day I think it all falls down on the team. Team defense, you learn from it.”
Hardaway and Trier got into it a bit during Wednesday’s game after the rookie didn’t pass the ball to Hardaway. The veteran told Trier to pass the ball.
Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale says that they resolved the issue quickly.
Trier was asked about the incident after the game.
“We were just communicating passionately,” Trier said. “Both players care.”
I love the Knicks’ passion, but I’m not sure how Hardaway can tell Trier to pass the ball with all of the crazy shots he takes.
The problem with New York right now is that they don’t have a leader. There isn’t a star player on the roster that can keep everyone together. I don’t believe Kristaps Porzingis is that guy and it doesn’t help that he’s not playing.
It will be interesting to see how things play out for the remainder of the season.
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