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Getting to Know New York Knicks Tim Hardaway

Name: Timothy Duane Hardaway Jr.

Born: March 16, 1992 (age 26) in

Alameda, California No. 3

Hardaway was selected with the 24th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. He is the son of former NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway.

Height & Weight: 6 ft 6 in, 205 lbs.

Last season:

Averaged 17.5 points in 57 games.

Salary: In 2017, signed a four-year, $71 million contract with the NY Knicks.

Favorite basketball players growing up? Michael Jordan, my dad, Vince Carter,

Tracy McGrady.

How do you like your new coach, Coach Fizdale? We are definitely happy to have him here and have him part of the franchise. He’s trying to create a new culture where everyone is held accountable

and he is making a mark.

How have you been taking on more of a leadership role? Whether its calling the guys to make sure they get to work on time or working out with them in the summer league, just to help to create that culture that Coach is trying to create.

What did you work on during the off season? Being a vocal leader and working on my defense. I really want to

connect with the guys.

How excited are you to be playing with Kevin Knox? He is making a name for himself and playing well on both sides of the floor.I’m very excited to be playing with him this season.

How much pressure are you and KP under (when he comes back), going into the season? We both will have the same type of pressure, and all we can do is have each other’s back in that aspect. At the end of the day, it’s a team sport, we’re all in this together, and if one man is down, it takes the rest of the 14 guys to pick him back up.

If you could pick the brain of one NBA player in history, who would it be? A: Pistol Pete Maravich. When I was playing with the Hawks, and we had our throwback night, they raved about Pistol. I kind of knew the history, but I didn’t know the history in depth like that. I know if the 3-point line was there when he was playing, he would crush the college scoring record. Just watching highlights of him, how he’d run through the court, making those crazy passes, making crazy difficult shots, he was amazing!