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Mar 23, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during second half against Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Mar 23, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during second half against Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Rock bottom for Knicks G Tim Hardaway Jr. was a five-hour bus ride through the snow in Ohio. The young guard's dream of playing in the NBA was being questioned as he had just lost his G-League game with the Canton Charge. And not only did he lose, but he had a bad night on the stat sheet as well.

It was on that bus that Hardaway actually thought about quitting basketball. 

"I was second-guessing myself at the time, thinking about if I really wanted to play," Hardaway told Newsday's Barbara Barker. "It was a dark period...

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the fourth quarter in game four of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the fourth quarter in game four of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James will almost certainly become a free agent on Friday, when he's expected to opt out of his contract with the Cavaliers.

But unlike in 2010 -- when the Knicks were among the teams to pitch him -- James doesn't want any elaborate pitches this time around, sources close to him told ESPN.

Rumors have swirled that James could wind up with the Lakers, though former NBA All-Star and current TNT analyst Reggie Miller believes the Knicks could be a viable option...

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New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. The Knicks hired Fizdale after agreeing to terms with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach last week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Mary Altaffer/AP)
New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. The Knicks hired Fizdale after agreeing to terms with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach last week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Mary Altaffer/AP)

Jake Brown | Twitter | Accountability. Accountability. Accountability. That is something David Fizdale is ready to hammer down. And It's something that Jeff Hornacek failed to do in his two forgettable seasons coaching the Knicks.

According to Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry, current NBA players, coaches, and executives all spoke highly of Fizdale, calling him someone who holds people accountable. That attribute, mixed with being a "tireless worker" and an "innovative basketball mind," all add up to what the Knicks have been missing.

Also, a high character head coach is something the Knicks badly needed. Fizdale fills that void. Nobody used the words "high character" when speaking about Hornacek. The 43-year-old Fizdale is a dozen years younger and can get into the ears of these players. If someone is playing poorly, Fizdale will sit them...

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Mar 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) controls the ball against Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) controls the ball against Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

As another basketball season draws to a close, the Knicks host the Bucks for their 79th game of the season. Just as many other seasons have ended for the team this century, they are left jostling for lottery position rather than playoff seeding.

Against Giannis Antetokounmpo and co., the Knicks will be without Emmanuel Mudiay (concussion) and are likely to be without  Tim Hardaway Jr. (ankle) and Enes Kanter (back, wrist), who are listed as doubtful.

After a surprise win against the playoff-bound Heat, the Knicks currently hold the 9th place in the lottery. They are one game "behind" the Bulls for 8th and two "behind" the Nets (whose pick is owned by the Cavaliers via the Celtics) for 7th. 

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(Brad Penner)

Despite the Knicks dominating the Heat at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, several players sustained injuries. 

It was forward Michael Beasley who left the game with a left knee contusion in first quarter. He was previously out against the Magic with an illness as well.

Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay also left Friday's contest with a headache, which was later diagnosed a concussion. He won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Bucks.

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Apr 3, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) puts up a shot against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) in the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 3, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) puts up a shot against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) in the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

NEW YORK (AP) Mario Hezonja scored 19 points, Jamel Artis added 16 off the bench, and the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 97-73 on Tuesday night.

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Mar 31, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (23) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Mar 31, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (23) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Jake Brown | Twitter | As the Knicks season slowly and painfully winds down, it's time to start thinking about what this team needs to do in the offseason. The first decision is simple for them -- fire Jeff Hornacek.

The next move will be to replace Hornacek with someone who hopefully won't be getting replaced anytime soon. I recently broke down possible options for the Knicks at head coach.

After replacing Hornacek, it's time for the Knicks to figure out what they are doing with the current roster before they plan on who they are going to select with their top 10 pick in the NBA Draft in June. Many of those decisions begin with what they are going to do with their overcrowded backcourt situation. Here's where the Knicks should start...

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(Brian Spurlock)

At this point in the season, the Knicks are beginning to give minutes to their young guys for evaluation, and what their potential could hold for the future of the franchise. For 2017 second-round pick Damyean Dotson, those minutes have been very few. 

Dotson, a Houston product, has been on the bench the past two games with a right foot injury, and it very well may be the worst time for an ailment to keep him off the court. New York wants to see how their young prospects can perform under the big lights, and Dotson wants nothing more than to show the front office what he can do. 

"Eventually I'll get my time on the court and I can show what I can do," Dotson told Newsday's Al Iannazzone.

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

With the Knicks' disappointing season coming to an end, the only positive thing for fans to look forward to is the NBA Draft in June. 

The Knicks currently own the ninth seed in this year's draft, and speculation has already rien on who they should go after. For head coach, Jeff Hornacek, who may not have a say in the decision as his future is up in the air, knows exactly what the team needs. 

"If you look around at the top teams in the league, they have multiple guys in the 6-7, 6-8 range with length," he told The Post's Marc Berman. "We have a lot of guys in the 6-5ish range. [We] just got to get bigger at some of those spots...You talk about that 6-7, 6-8 guy, everybody in the league wants that guy. You don't see those guys all over the place."

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 130-118. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 130-118. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

Whether Jeff Hornacek returns the Knicks next season is irrelevant. At the moment, he's still the head coach and in his eyes, he believes one thing the club is sorely lacking is a genuine small forward.

"I think if you look around at the top teams that are in the league they have multiple guys that are in the 6-7, 6-8 range with length," Hornacek said. "We had a lot of guys that are in the 6-5ish range. Just to get bigger at some of those spots and just continue to work on the chemistry."

Due to the lack of options, the Knicks have often used Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee, natural shooting guards, at small forward. In doing so, the club has given up precious height and overall size advantages.

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(Craig Mitchelldyer)

Jeff Hornacek thought mixing up his lineup would spark a change in his team. Too bad Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard didn't care who was on the floor. 

Frank Ntilikina saw his first start as a Knicks, but it was at shooting guard as Courtney Lee was injured. Michael Beasley, on the other hand, came off the bench as his offensive struggles forced the move by Hornacek. Lance Thomas took his spot instead. 

But, on the road in Portland, it was the red-hot Lillard who put on a show once again to aid the Blazers to a 111-87 blowout. He had 37 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including eight threes. 

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(Kim Klement)

Emmanuel Mudiay saw his first start as a Knick on Thursday night in Orlando, and what he did was a rare sight. It wasn't his overall play, but a particular play instead. 

On a fast break to end the second quarter, Mudiay saw Tim Hardaway Jr. sprinting and threw up an alley-oop dime for him to flush home. The Knicks haven't seen Hardaway go up for that play in quite some time despite his ability to get above the rim. 

Mudiay said Hardaway wanted more alley-oops, and he delivered...

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Hall of Famer and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley told New York not to give up on the Knicks just yet. 

While speaking at the All-Star weekend festivities, Barkley said he understands why Knicks might be frustrated after consecutive losing seasons, and the team's recent skid. But he believes the front office is building up the team in the right direction. 

For example, making Kristaps Porzingis the franchise player was the right move in Barkley's eyes. And despite being upset over his ACL injury, Barkley thinks it could help the Knicks in the long run. 

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(Adam Hunger)

It was one for the ages, but it wasn't at all in the Knicks' favor. 

What looked like a high ending to a bad streak before the All-Star break, it actually turned into more pain and sorrow for the reeling Knicks. A 27-point lead was blown in what was one of the worst losses New York has seen in their franchise. 

And it was the epitome to what this Knicks' losing streak has turned into. 

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(Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK (AP) Bradley Beal scored 36 points, and the Washington Wizards overcame a 27-point deficit to beat the slumping New York Knicks 118-113 on Wednesday night.

Otto Porter Jr. added 22 points and Ian Mahinmi had 17 for the Wizards, who trailed 68-41 late in the second quarter. Washington then went on a 42-15 run to tie it at 83 with 3:32 left in the third.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 37 points - 32 in the first half - to lead the Knicks, who've lost a season-worst eight straight and are 0-4 since losing All-Star Kristaps Porzingis to a season-ending knee injury. Enes Kanter added 24 points and 14 rebounds. >> Read more

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Dec 22, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Dec 22, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

It was another Knicks loss, and yet another night where Tim Hardaway Jr. couldn't find his shooting stroke. 

Hardaway has struggled with his jumpshot recently, and it didn't get any better against the Sixers Monday night. He went 4-for-16 from the field, including an awful 0-for-8 from beyond the arc. Hardaway has particularily struggled from three, going 5-for-44 from that range over the last seven games. 

His shooting woes came to a boiling point in the locker room after the game. 

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New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 118-108. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone/AP)
New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 118-108. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone/AP)

Tim Hardaway Jr. is not here for your tanking ambitions. In fact, Hardaway says anyone who feels the Knicks should be tanking, then they're rooting for the wrong team. 

The Knicks lost to the Raptors 113-88 in their first game since Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL and many hope the Knicks refocus their efforts from a playoff push to developing young talent and aiming for a high lottery pick. But Hardaway doesn't believe in that plan. 

"Tank is not in my vocabulary," said Hardaway said, via Stefan Bondy of the NY Post. "If anybody feels like we should be tanking or should be doing something like that, they're rooting for the wrong team..."

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Kristaps Porzingis' All-Star dreams will have to be put on hold, as now he must focus on returning to the game itself after tearing the ACL in his left knee on Tuesday night. 

It was a play Porzingis has made plenty of times. He ran to the hoop, took flight over Giannis Antetokounmpo, and hammered home a dunk. But he didn't stick the landing properly, and it resulted in Porzingis clutching at his knee and needing assistance to walk off the hardwood. 

An MRI revealed the horrific injury, and though the Knicks didn't issue an official timetable for his return, it is safe to say Porzingis is done for the season. And he may be out at the start of training camp next year as recovery for an ACL injury ranges anywhere from seven to 12 months.

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(Andy Marlin)

Players on the Knicks and throughout the NBA couldn't bear to see Kristaps Porzingis get carried off the court, and they wished him a speedy return after it was found out he had a torn ACL in his left knee. 

Fellow Knicks like Willy Hernangomez, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Enes Kanter took to Twitter to express their support for their star player. 

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New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 118-108. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone/AP)
New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 118-108. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone/AP)

Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo jumped over Knicks G Tim Hardaway Jr. during the Bucks' 103-89 win on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

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Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. takes a moment to apologize to members of the media for recently skipping out on interviews following a loss.

Tim Hardaway Jr. is looking for some revenge as the Bucks come to Manhattan Tuesday night. 

Hardaway, who apologized to the media for leaving before questions on Sunday, wants to put his awful weekend of games in the past -- one of which came in Milwaukee. He shot 1-for-14, including the game-winning three at the buzzer, against the Bucks on Friday. His struggles shooting continued against the Hawks on Sunday, and he told everyone to blame him for the Knicks losing those games. 

"These last two games -- they're definitely on me," Hardaway told Newsday's Anthony Rieber. "Learn from it. Be a man about it. Own up to it. Move forward."

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

The Knicks are still to blame for their 99-96 loss to the Hawks on Sunday, but one confusing play certainly gave the Hawks an advantage in the fourth quarter. 

With a little under four minutes to play and the Knicks just 89-86, Hawks guard Kent Bazemore took a three-point shot for the tie, and though he missed, Tim Hardaway Jr. fouled him which results in three free throw attempts. But Bazemore was only awarded two of them.

After missing his second foul shot in a row, the Knicks took the rebound and ran up the court without any referee interference. Head coach Jeff Hornacek called a play that saw Kristaps Porzingis get fed the ball in the low post just as Hardaway sprinted toward the pain, where he dunked home a pass from Porzingis with Bazemore fouling him for an and-one opportunity...

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Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala defends New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala defends New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis voiced his frustrations after New York blew a four-point lead with 1:07 remaining in Sunday's 99-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden.

"I can't even process that we lost," Porzingis said, according to ESPN's Ian Begley. "I can't believe it. It was our game. It was 100 percent our game. Stuff happened quick and boom it was over. ... We're just not there yet as a team. We keep losing these games."

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New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 118-108. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone/AP)
New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 118-108. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone/AP)

In the immediate aftermath of the Knicks tough 92-90 loss to the Bucks, Tim Hardaway Jr. didn't avoid questions or blame.

Hardaway endured a difficult night shooting, scoring just six points while shooting 1-14 from the field. One of the Knicks leaders, Hardaway Jr. was quick to take the full blame after the game. 

"My shots weren't falling," Hardaway said, via Frank Isola of NY Daily News. "I put this on me. I put this one on my shoulders. I take all the blame for this..."

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(Benny Sieu)

Giannis Antetokounmpo not only dropped 29 points, but he hit the game-winning layup to defeat the Knicks, 92-90, in Milwaukee.

With second left on the clock, the Greek Freak sprinted through the lane and banked a layup off the glass over Kristaps Porzingis to go up two with 1.9 left. Tim Hardaway Jr. threw a desperation-three toward the hoop on the ensuing inbound, but it didn't have a chance. 

Hardaway had a bad game from the field, shooting just 1-for-14 including 0-of-9 from beyond the arc. He finished with six points thanks to 4-for-7 from the free throw line. 

 

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer dribbles against New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. during the second half at Staples Center. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer dribbles against New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. during the second half at Staples Center. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

Several Knicks players were disappointed with the team's effort in Sunday's 127-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

"They wanted it more," Tim Hardaway Jr. said, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy. "So we can't let that happen. It shouldn't be happening."

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New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. guards Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram in the first half of the game at Staples Center. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. guards Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram in the first half of the game at Staples Center. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

Jordan Clarkson had 29 points and 10 assists, Julius Randle added 27 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks 127-107 on Sunday for their sixth win in eight games.

Kyle Kuzma added 15 points for the Lakers (17-29), who continued their midseason surge of solid play. Rookie point guard Alex Caruso set career highs with nine points and eight assists, making the most of extensive playing time in the absence of injured Lonzo Ball.

Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Michael Beasley scored 17 points apiece for the Knicks, who have lost 12 of 16. New York slipped to 2-2 on its seven-game trip.

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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks F Tim Hardaway Jr. is focused on doing his part to help the Knicks make the playoffs this season.

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New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. drives around Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio in the first half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (AP)
New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. drives around Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio in the first half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (AP)

Salt Lake City (AP) Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points and the New York Knicks rallied to beat the Utah Jazz 117-115 on Friday night.

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(Adam Hunger)

After sitting out on Monday against the Nets, Tim Hardaway Jr. is back in the Knicks' lineup for their matchup against the Grizzlies on the road Wednesday. 

Head coach Jeff Hornacek said he would be easing Hardaway back into his scheme as he returns from missing 20 straight games with a stress injury in his leg. He played 33 minutes against the Pelicans this past Sunday, which led to the Knicks shutting him down on Monday. 

The 25-year-old understands the process, and is ready to contribute during the Knicks six-game trip to the West Coast. 

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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. said he felt "good" after scoring 25 points in his second game back from a 20-game absence due to a left leg injury in Sunday's 123-118 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden.

"It's going to take a couple of games for me to really get a feel and idea when I'm out there on the floor," Harsaway said, according to NorthJersey.com's Steve Popper. "First and foremost I felt good."

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Jeff Hornacek, Jarrett Jack, Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. react to a 123-118 loss in OT to the Pelicans as a rough January continues.

The Knicks blew a 19-point second-half lead and lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 123-118 in overtime Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

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New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis (6) celebrates with teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. after scoring late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in New York. The Knicks won 118-113. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis (6) celebrates with teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. after scoring late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in New York. The Knicks won 118-113. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

During Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 20 game absence due to a stress-related left leg injury, the Knicks went 8-12 and their offense appeared particularly slow without the $71 million man. Fans and teammates alike were happy to see his return on Friday night against the Timberwolves.

The Knicks lost 118-108 but Hardway Jr. enjoyed a successful first game back. Off the bench with a minutes restriction, Hardway Jr. scored 16 points on 6-13 shooting. He added 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 25 minutes. 

Without Hardway Jr., Kristaps Porzingis has been tasked with shouldering the majority of the offensive burden....

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Dec 22, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Dec 22, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

Tim Hardaway Jr. made his long-awaited return after a 20 game absence due to a stress-related left leg injury against the Timberwolves on Friday night, but the Knicks lost 118-108. Hardway Jr. scored 16 points off the bench in 25 minutes.

It was a strong return for Hardaway, who is on a minutes restriction. He easily led the Knicks in plus/minus at plus-11 and his 16 points came on 6-13 shooting. All in all, he was actually surprised that he felt so good.

"Conditioning felt good actually,'' Hardaway said, via Marc Berman of NY Post. "I was very surprised. It will take a couple of games before I get a feeling of who I am on the floor..."

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(Brett Davis)

One positive to pull from the Knicks' loss to the Timberwolves Friday night was the return of Tim Hardaway Jr. after a 20-game hiatus. 

Hardaway wasted no time getting shots up in the 24 limited minutes head coach Jeff Hornacek gave him. He went 6-for-13 from the field, including 4-of-8 from three-point land. He also had three boards, two assists, and two steals while posting a +11. 

The most important aspect to pull out of his performance, though, was the fact that he didn't show any pain in his leg. Hardaway had been battling a stress reaction in his leg for over a month...

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Dec 27, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) is defended by Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) during the first quarter at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports (David Banks)
Dec 27, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) is defended by Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) during the first quarter at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports (David Banks)

Jake Brown | Twitter | It's halfway through the Knicks season and their unicorn has talked about being very tired. Kristaps Porzingis has missed six games this season, after missing 16 last season, and 10 in his rookie season. That comes out to 32 games out of 205, which is around 15 percent of games missed.

The Knicks star was tremendous at the start of the season, where he looked like a legit MVP candidate. Then injuries and illnesses of different varieties went down, and things changed. Porzingis missed games, he played hurt, he took a lot of hits, and his numbers declined rapidly. There have been nights he hasn't showed up at all (the one-point effort against the Celtics), and there's been nights he has not shot well.

Porzingis is only 22 years old and has plenty of room to grow, but there have been the highs with KP and there have been lows. Jeff Hornacek and the Knicks are going to have to find a way to keep Porzingis fresh if they want to make a run for the playoffs, because he's only going to get more tired as he plays more games. Here's what can be done...

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Dec 14, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) reacts during the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Dec 14, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) reacts during the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Knicks coach Jeff Hornaceck said prior to Wednesday's game with the Bulls that it's possible injured guard Tim Hardaway Jr. could return this weekend.

The 25-year-old was averaging 17.8 points per game after signing a four-year, $71 million contract prior to this season, but he has not played since Nov. 29 due to a stress injury to his left leg. He missed his 20th consecutive game on Wednesday night. New York has gone 8-11 in his absence.

"We'll see tomorrow how Tim is," Hornacek said. "We'll practice. He's been going on all the trips. So we'll see."

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Knicks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. would love to reconnect with his college teammate, Trey Burke, on the court if he were to get the call-up. 

Burke, who was the G League Player of the Month in December with the Westchester Knicks, was reportedly held out of the G-League showcase that begins Tuesday because the Knicks could be bringing him up. Burke would be available to any team as a free agent at the showcase. 

If Burke eventually makes his way to the Knicks, Hardaway knows that it wouldn't take long for the two to mesh on the court just as they did at Michigan during their college days. 

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Following Tim Hardaway Jr.'s participation in the Knicks' practice on Tuesday, he and Jeff Hornacek discussed when he could fully return.

Knick SG Tim Hardaway Jr. (stress injury) was a full participant at practice on Tuesday, while F Michael Beasley (ankle) was limited, per ESPN's Ian Begley. 

Hardaway has been sidelined for more than a month due to his stress injury in his leg. However, he is set to receive a bone scan sometime this week that he hopes will say he can return to the court. 

Before his injury, Hardaway was averaging 17.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game, which are all career highs. 

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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks G Tim Hardaway Jr. participated in contact practice on Saturday and will undergo a bone scan next week, reports Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek looks on during the first half of an preseason NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek looks on during the first half of an preseason NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

After Kristaps Porzingis made waves by lending voice to feeling more tired due to his larger workload this season, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek believes he has a way to help his star out a bit: have the team play faster.

Hornacek has been talking about his team playing in transition more seemingly since his introductory press conference, largely to little effect. Last season he was hamstrung by Carmelo Anthony's strengths residing in the half court and this year the Knicks have slowed down without Tim Hardaway Jr...

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Trey Burke (33) (Tommy Gilligan)

Jake Brown | Twitter | The once promising Knicks season of two weeks ago has quickly taken a negative turn. After their surprising win over the Celtics where Michael Beasley's 32 points carried the team to a win and a 17-14 record, the Knicks have lost six of their last seven games to fall to 18-20 and a dreadful 3-13 on the road.

They are now 10th in the Eastern Conference, and a game behind the Pacers for the final playoff spot. With three games until we hit the halfway point of the season, the Knicks aren't dead in the water yet because of this slump. There's still a lot of time to turn it back around, but not if things stay the way they are.

Calling up guard Trey Burke from the G-League Westchester Knicks on Friday is a move that has to be made, and one that makes perfect sense to make...

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek looks on during the first half of an preseason NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek looks on during the first half of an preseason NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

In Jeff Hornacek's second season in charge of the Knicks, he still hasn't had the opportunity for the team to play how he wants. Hornacek would love his team to run and shoot more threes. 

This season, the Knicks haven't ran as much as many hoped without Carmelo Anthony and they are dead last in threes attempted (21.6) and made (7.8). Hornacek wants that to change.

"Of course I want more," Hornacek said

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New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. reacts during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. reacts during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Tim Hardaway, Jr. is making "consistent progress" as he rehabilitates the stress reaction in his leg, the Knicks said on Wednesday, adding that he will continue to be re-evaluated on a weekly basis.

Hardaway, Jr. recently began jumping while shooting and is no longer wearing a brace.

Head coach Jeff Hornacek said earlier this week that he expects Hardaway, Jr. to return at some point in January.

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New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. looks to pass the ball against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. looks to pass the ball against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)

Tim Hardaway Jr. is still without a timetable to return from his stress-related injury, though he is progressing in his rehabilitation.

Now, Hardaway Jr. is able to elevate on jump shots and not wear a brace. 

"He's moving more everyday," Jeff Hornacek said, via Stefan Bondy of NY Daily News. "So we're just monitoring him more, giving him a little bit of time to see how that stress (injury) responds when he puts a little weight on it. So it's a good sign that he's out there doing that."

The Knicks are 6-6 without Hardaway Jr. this season, who has scored an average of 17.8 points per game while grabbing 4.2 rebounds in 21 games.

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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

Former NBA player Tim Hardaway Sr. felt his son, Tim Hardaway Jr., did not get a fair reception when he was signed to a four-year, $71 million deal with the Knicks last July.

"I'm looking at it as you're not giving him a chance," Hardaway Sr. said to the New York Post. "You're writing him off right then and there. Most people hadn't looked at him, what he did with Atlanta, how much he got better and what he got better at."

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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. takes a shot against Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. takes a shot against Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

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.

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter tries to grab a rebound in the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. (Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter tries to grab a rebound in the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. (Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)

Playing without forward Kristaps Porzingis for the second straight game, the Knicks were blown out against the Charlotte Hornets in a 109-91 loss on Monday at Spectrum Center.

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With Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. out, Knicks F Michael Beasley has been thriving as he fills in for the team's top scorers. 

Beasley, who refers to himself as a "walking bucket," lived up to that moniker against the Thunder on Saturday as he poured in a team-high 30 points to spoil Carmelo Anthony's return to Madison Square Garden. It was the second time he scored 30 points this season. 

This was the type of production Beasley said he was capable in bringing to the Knicks, and he has been displaying it when the team is in desperate need of a playmaker. 

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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

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. 

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