Tim Hardaway Jr. has been out for just under two weeks with a "stress injury" in his leg with little more information than that. On Thursday, he spoke publically about the injury for the first time, saying that he has no timetable to return.
"This is serious," Hardaway Jr. said, via Marc Berman of the NY Post. "The goal is just to get better first. That's the goal. I'm not giving myself no deadline. I don't want to get to that point and be upset and down on myself. I don't want to give myself a set date on when I should return. I'll do what I can to get this right. When I'm confident and ready to go, then we'll see.''
The 25-year-old says he'll wait until he's 100 percent before returning, but if this was the post-season, he'd roll the dice.
"I'm not going to rush it,'' Hardaway Jr. said. "I'm going to wait until I'm 100 percent mentally ready to go. If it was the playoffs, I'd be out there right now. But you got to be smart and do what's best for you. I trust the team. They're playing hard, playing smart.''
Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.8 points per game this season on 42 percent shooting.