GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Tim Hardaway Jr. said he first noticed the soreness in his left foot after the Knicks beat the Utah Jazz on Nov. 15, but he didn't take it seriously at first.
"I started feeling it after the Utah game, when I came back to practice that next morning that's when I let them know it was bothering me," he said Sunday at practice. "I never had it before. This is the first time for me so it's different. I just want to treat it as normal and see how it feels tomorrow."
Because the soreness has persisted since then, Hardaway Jr. got X-rays after the loss in Toronto on Friday. The X-rays were negative, but Hardaway Jr. remains questionable for Monday's game against the Clippers at Madison Square Garden.
"It feels better, a lot better and just treating it every single minute throughout the whole entire day even when I'm home," he said Sunday at practice. "So just it feels good right now and I want to make sure I'm able to go tomorrow hopefully."
Asked if he was optimistic about playing against the Clippers (5-10), losers of eight straight, Hardaway Jr., added, "Just wait-and-see. Tomorrow come back in here, get treatment, go through walk throughs and see how it is."
Hardaway Jr. is the Knicks' second-leading scorer at 17.5 points per game and averages 4.4 rebounds a contest.
"His foot's sore so he's getting treatment and trying to get it taken care of," Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. "I saw today they tried to put something around his foot that maybe adds a little cushion, I don't think he liked it, probably made it worse. So they'll figure something out and we'll see tomorrow."