Tim Hardaway Jr. Celebrity Life
Tim Hardaway Jr. is an American basketball professional. He plays with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA. He was born on March 16th, 1992. In college, he featured with the Michigan Wolverines. He freed himself for the drafts of NBA once he completed the junior season at runner-up position with his team. He was picked as the24th pick overall in the NBA Draft of 2013 by the outfit New York Knicks. He has spent two different spells with the Knicks and featured with the Atlanta Hawks as well. His father, Tim Hardaway was an NBA All-Star team member.
When he was a freshman in the 2010–11 season of the NCAA Division I league, he was awarded the Freshman of the Week by the Big Ten Conference on four occasions. During the last four weeks of the league, he had an average of20 points which helped the team reach the fourth position in the Big Ten Conference league. He also earned an honorable mention by the All-Big Ten selection.
Besides, he was included in the Big Ten All-Freshman team unanimously. He set a new freshman record of the highest number of three-point shots in a season. He was picked to the Freshman’s team of Collegeinsider.com. he also took part in the Team USA’s games in the Under-19 World tournament of FIBA in 2011. During his sophomore year, he was recognized with a 3rd team recognition for the All-Big Ten of the 2011–12 season.
New York Knicks (2013–2015)
Hardaway was picked as the 24th pick by New York Knicks. He signed a contract of 4 years. On his second match in the Summer League, he injured his wrist. He returned after a brief spell in the sidelines. Hardaway netted 16 points during their match versus the Boston Celtics for pre-season. He scored the winning points with just 8 seconds remaining.
In the preseason, Hardaway had 40.9% accuracy with his three-point shots. His regular debut came on the first game of the season against Milwaukee in the 2013–14 season. He scored 5 points and gave 2 assists within 15 minutes that he played. His first 3 assist game came on November 16th versus the Hawks. He set a new career-best with 21 points versus the New Orleans Pelicans.
He would feature in the Rising Stars Challenge of the 2014 All-Star Game of NBA. The night after this, he set a new career-best with 29 points versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the Rising Stars Challenge of February, he scored 36 points along with 7 3 point shots. He was included in the NBA’s All-Rookie team.
In October 2017, he netted a game-best of 34 points during a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. He made his first double-double of NBA with a game-best 26 points and 11 rebounds. His career-best performance came against the Toronto Raptors. The Knicks went on to win the match.
In the opening game of the season in October 2018, Hardaway netted 31 points and they defeated the Atlanta Hawks. He registered another career-best of 8 assists and 25 points during their victory over the Brooklyn Nets. He registered another best when he paved the way for 16 free throws made and when he attempted 20 versus Atlanta Hawks.
Dallas Mavericks (2019–present)
In January 2019 Hardaway was exchanged in return for 3 players to the Dallas Mavericks. He had an average of 15.5 points from the 19 games he featured for them. However, he was sidelined after that with an injury to the lower leg. He underwent surgery for the same.
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