Sport Report: Hawks won't match New York's offer sheet for Tim Hardaway Jr.

20:16  08 july  2017
20:16  08 july  2017 Source:   yardbarker.com

Tim Hardaway Jr. signs $71 million offer sheet with Knicks

  Tim Hardaway Jr. signs $71 million offer sheet with Knicks The NBA offseason is treating Tim Hardaway Jr. nicely. Hardaway Jr. signed a four-year, $71 million offer sheet with the New York Knicks, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley and Adrian Wojnarowski. Hardaway Jr. signed a four-year, $71 million offer sheet with the New York Knicks, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley and Adrian Wojnarowski.

Tim Hardaway Jr . will join the New York Knicks after the Atlanta Hawks decided to not match the Knicks' offer sheet on the restricted free-agent guard. The decision allows Hardaway to return to New York on a four-year, million deal, according to league sources.

The Atlanta Hawks will not match the New York Knicks' four-year, million offer sheet to restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr . Fantasy wise, Hardaway Jr .is a possible target in the late middle rounds of drafts.

The Hawks won't stop THJ from going back to New York. © Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports The Hawks won't stop THJ from going back to New York.

The New York Knicks offered restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. a whopping $71 million over four years, and the Atlanta Hawks aren’t expected to match.

It’s hardly surprising that Atlanta isn’t interested in matching this offer. In fact, it’s been reported that league executives are “baffled” New York would extend such a lucrative offer to Hardaway Jr. in the first place.

While Hardaway Jr. did evolve into a solid wing player last year in Atlanta, he’s hardly a star. Last season, he averaged 14.5 points a game and hit on 35.7 percent of his 3-point attempts.

The Knicks have made many baffling personnel moves in the past decade-plus. So it’s not all that shocking they’re about to overpay for Hardaway Jr. The Hawks are a team in need of a new identity anyway, so it’s probably better in the long run that they let him go.

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