Tim Hardaway Jr. is an American professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines.
Tim Hardaway Jr. Personal Life
Tim Hardaway Jr. was born on 16th March 1992 in Alameda, California, U.S. to Tim Hardaway, a former NBA All-Star, and Yolanda Adkins Hardaway. Tim has a sister named Nia.
Tim Hardaway Jr. Career
The New York Knicks selected Hardaway overall 24. Trey Burke and Hardaway became the first Michigan duo to be selected in the first round since Juwan Howard and Jalen Rose in the 1994 NBA Draft. Hardaway joined his father (14th overall in the 1989 NBA draft) as a first-round pick. On July 8, the Knicks announced that Hardaway had signed a 4-year, $6.1 million contract, making him eligible to play in the 2013 NBA Summer League. In the second game of the summer league, on July 14, he injured his wrist. Hardaway’s summer league season ended as a result of the accident, although the impact of the injury was only short-lived. Hardaway made his regular season debut in the Knicks’ 2013–14 season opener on October 30 at home against Milwaukee. He scored 5 points on a 2-2 shooting night and dished out 2 assists in 15 minutes. In the second game on October 31 against the Chicago Bulls, he played 27 minutes, scoring 10 points and 3 rebounds.
With Smith back in the lineup, Hardaway scored 11 points in the 10th against the San Antonio Spurs. in November and 14 points against the Atlanta Hawks on Day 13. in November. He recorded his first 3-assist game on November 16 in the second game against the Hawks. On December 1 against the New Orleans Pelicans, Hardaway scored a career-high 21 points. When Kenyon Martin sat against the Boston Celtics on December 8, Hardaway earned his first NBA start. With Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton out of action against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas Day, Hardaway scored a career-high 21 points.
On January 29, he was named a participant in the Rising Stars Challenge during the weekend of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. The next night, Hardaway scored a career-high 29 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hardaway finished fifth in NBA Rookie of the Year voting. He was also a first-team NBA All-Rookie Team selection. Hardaway committed to represent the Knicks in the 2014 NBA Summer League. In five summer league games, he averaged 22.8 points per game, second in the league. He earned NBA All-Summer League Second Team honors. On January 24, 2015, Hardaway had 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists against the Charlotte Hornets. Hardaway injured his wrist on March 15 after two minutes of play against the Phoenix Suns. He then missed the next 9 games before returning to the lineup on April 3 against the Washington Wizards. He scored another 25 points in the season finale against Detroit on April 15.
On June 25, 2015, Hardaway was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for the draft rights to Jerian Grant. Hardaway did not make his Hawks debut until November 24 against the Boston Celtics in the team’s 16th game. On December 3, 2015, the Hawks assigned Hardaway to the Canton Charge, the D-League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, using the flexible assignment rule. The Hawks recalled him three days later. On December 28, he was reassigned under the flexible assignment rule, this time to the Austin Spurs, the San Antonio Spurs affiliate.
On January 3, 2016, he was recalled by the Hawks. Two days later, he played in his first game for the Hawks since November 28. He scored three points in 12 minutes off the bench in a 107–101 loss to the New York Knicks. Hardaway made his first start for Atlanta on March 17, 2016 against the Denver Nuggets. He had a season-high 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and a turnover in 29 minutes, well surpassing his season-high of 13 points set on February 3 against the Philadelphia 76ers. In the Hawks’ season opener on October 27, 2016, Hardaway scored 21 points in a 114–99 win against the Washington Wizards. 12 of his points came in the fourth quarter as the Hawks extended their lead by 1 point.
On January 1, 2017, he scored a career-high 29 points, including a game-tying shot with 3.3 seconds left, nine points in overtime and a free throw with 10.8 seconds left to help the Hawks beat the San Antonio Spurs. On February 2, Hardaway scored 23 of his career-high 33 points in the fourth quarter as he helped his team overcome a 20-point deficit against the Houston Rockets to win the championship. On March 3, he made five of nine three-pointers and scored a career-high 36 points in a 135–130 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hardaway had a career-high 9 rebounds and 21 points against Cleveland on April 9 in a week when Hardaway averaged 22 points in a 3-0 week for the Hawks.
After the 2016-17 season, the Hawks extended a qualifying offer to Hardaway, which made him a restricted free agent. On July 6, 2017, the Knicks offered him a four-year contract worth $71 million. The contract included a player option in Year 4 and a 15% bonus in Years 1-3 of one year’s salary in the event of a transaction. The Hawks had 48 hours to respond to the offer, but they declined it, and Hardaway signed with the Knicks on July 8.
On November 8, Hardaway achieved his first career NBA double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds against the Orlando Magic while Kristaps Porziņģis was sidelined. He scored a career-high 38 points in a 108-100 win over the Toronto Raptors on November 22. However, on December 5, he was ruled out for at least two weeks due to a strain injury to his left leg.
On January 12, after missing 20 games, Hardaway returned to the Knicks and scored 16 points in 25 minutes off the bench in a 118-108 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He scored a career-high 39 points in a 108-104 loss to the Timberwolves on March 23.
During the Knicks’ season opener on October 17, 2018, Hardaway scored 31 points in a 126-107 win over the Atlanta Hawks. The Knicks had a franchise-record 49-point second quarter, with Hardaway scoring 16 points during that quarter. On October 29, he scored over 25 points and posted a career-high eight assists in a win over the Brooklyn Nets. He also scored 37 points, including a career-high 7 three-pointers and 10 field goals, in a 107-101 loss to the Indiana Pacers on October 31.
On January 31, 2019, Hardaway was traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Trey Burke, Courtney Lee, and Kristaps Porziņģis for DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr., and two future first-round draft picks. After averaging 15.5 points in 19 games with the Mavericks, he was sidelined for the final 11 games with a stress fracture in his lower leg that required surgery.
On November 20, 2019, Hardaway was added to the starting lineup for the first time this season and scored 20 points in a 142–94 win against the Golden State Warriors. On December 8, 2019, he hit a career-high 9 3-pointers in a 110–106 loss to the Sacramento Kings. Hardaway finished the regular season with a career-high 204 three-pointers, seventh most in the NBA.
On November 19, 2020, following the conclusion of the 2019–20 season, Hardaway exercised his contract option to remain with the Mavericks. After the 2020–21 NBA season, Hardaway finished fifth in NBA Sixth Man of the Year voting, one spot behind teammate Jalen Brunson.
Hardaway re-signed with the Mavericks on August 9, 2021. On February 1, 2022, he underwent a fifth surgery on his left metatarsal and was sidelined until further notice.
Tim Hardaway Jr. Relationship
In January 2015, he began dating Kylie Bossie. In 2017, they decided to call it quits because of personal reasons, but they did not publicly reveal the reasons. In 2019, Poly Ferfeli, a model, and Tim were rumored to be dating.
Tim Hardaway Jr. Net Worth
He has a net worth of $30 million. As of this writing, Tim has earned around $60 million in NBA salary alone.
Tim Hardaway Jr. Education
He completed his schooling at Miami Palmetto High School. He later joined the University of Michigan.
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Tim Hardaway Jr. Physical Stats
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
Tim Hardaway Jr. Wiki/Bio
|Name||Tim Hardaway Jr.|
|Full Name||Timothy Duane Hardaway Jr.|
|Date of Birth||16th March 1992|
|Birthplace||Alameda, California, U.S.|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|School||Miami Palmetto High School|
|College||University of Michigan|
|Parents||Father- Tim Hardaway|
Mother- Yolanda Adkins Hardaway
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