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Report: Before Knicks’ $71 million offer sheet, Hawks were willing to pay Tim Hardaway Jr. $48 million

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Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) reacts after being hit in the face as Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) looks on in the second half of an NBA playoff basketball game Friday, April 28, 2017, in Atlanta. Washington won 115-99 to clinch the best-of-seven series. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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The Knicks signed Hawks restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million offer sheet.

That seems high, but can we get a baseline?

Zach Lowe of ESPN:

The Hawks were willing to offer Hardaway a four-year deal in the $48 million range, league sources said.

I think this means Atlanta won’t match. Congratulations, New York?

The New York Daily News put it so well on its back page: