The Summer League Knicks enjoyed a terrific debut on July 11 behind the stellar performance from second-year shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. The 6-6 wing hit 6-of-15 shots from the floor, three from downtown, and 10-of-12 at the charity stripe. Hardaway Jr.’s 25 points and five boards carried New York to a 76-64 win over Dallas.
In the Knicks second game of Summer League action; Hardaway Jr. posted 20 points en route to a thrilling 71-69 victory over Portland. New York improved to 2-0 with its second straight win and Hardaway Jr. tallied his second consecutive 20-plus-point game.
While Hardaway Jr.’s production dipped to just 17 points, the Knicks cruised to a 95-72 win past Charlotte. In 25 minutes, Hardaway Jr. hit 50 percent from the floor, 3-of-5 behind the arc, and helped his squad maintain an undefeated record.
Hardaway Jr. found his offensive groove once again with 25 points on 8-for-17 shooting from the floor and a sparkling 4-of-9 at the arc. The Knicks effectively staved off elimination in an 80-73 win over the D-League Select team.
Despite a loss that ended the Knicks Summer League play; Hardaway Jr. recorded his highest point total with 27 in 29 minutes. In five outings for New York, the shooting guard averaged 22.8 points per game and led the Knicks in scoring in each contest. Hardaway Jr. not only shined in front of the new coaching staff but also caught the eye of the league by earning second-team Summer League honors.