Smack Apparel

Hawks Assign Tim Hardaway Jr. to the D-League

Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports

Following a trade that seemed strange at the time, the Atlanta Hawks have assigned Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Canton Charge.

The team acquired Hardaway this summer in a draft-night sequence that saw them trade down and then eventually swap Jerian Grant to the New York Knicks in exchange for the third-year wing from Michigan.

Many were skeptical of the move right off the bat, and the marriage of Atlanta’s ball movement and Hardaway’s Knicks-ian ways has been as poor as initially feared. He’s played just 44 minutes in four appearances for the Hawks, scoring a mere 10 points on 13 shots.

Hardaway has a reputation as a pure scorer/instant offense off the bench kind of player, but after solid contributions as a rookie, his percentages fell in his sophomore season. In 2014, he shot 42.9 percent from the field, and an healthy 36.3 percent from beyond the arc, numbers that fell to 38.9 percent and 34.2 percent, respectively, in 2015.

Along with Hardaway, the Hawks also sent rookie Walter Tavares to the Charge. Tavares has only appeared in three games and played five minutes this season.

Today's Fastbreak A Division Of FanRag Sports Strives To Provide You Quality, Professional Journalism Covering All The Latest Basketball News And Information. Our Writers Are Held To A Strict Code Of Conduct And Professionalism. Our Mission Is To Be Your Go-To For All Things Basketball. If You Love Basketball, Today's Fastbreak Has Something For You!

© 2013-2017 Nafstrops Media, LLC - All Rights Reserved.

To Top