Knicks guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. was re-evaluated on Tuesday and was cleared to "advance his rehabilitation and court work" as he rehabs the stress injury in his left leg, the team announced.
His progress will be re-evaluated next week.
Hardaway had been set undergo X-rays and further tests for the injury that has forced him to miss New York's last nine games, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy.
The 25-year-old Hardaway has not played since New York's 115-86 win over the Heat on Nov. 29 due to the injury. He told reporters on Monday that he felt "a little better" and was able to do some light shooting while wearing a brace.
"I'm not in a wheelchair or anything, guys," Hardaway told Bondy. "I can do stuff as long it's with the brace is on. I'm not going to jump. I'm not going to try to do anything outrageous. I can do some form shooting. I can shoot off the wrong leg or layups. Just no full speed stuff. Just stationary stuff. I can do a little bit here and there."
The Knicks are 5-4 in Hardaway's absence. In his first year of a four-year deal, Hardaway has averaged 17.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in 21 games.