Tim Hardaway Jr. on $71 million Knicks contract: ‘It’s not my fault. They came to me’
Tim Hardaway Jr. is having the best season of his career, and it’s still unclear he’s worth the four-year, $71 million contract that shocked everyone – including Hardaway.
Maybe he’ll continue his ascension and justify the Knicks faith in him over the next three-plus seasons. Or maybe he’ll regress to his career norms and become a burden on New York’s salary cap.
Hardaway has certainly heard plenty about the latter possibility.
Hardaway, via Peter Walsh of Slam:
Hardaway is right. He didn’t force the Knicks to offer him so much money. Of course, he should have taken it.
But fans will – unfairly – blame the overpaid player. Hardaway will have to deal with that.
All Hardaway can do is play well enough to avoid the discussion altogether, which he’s mostly doing so far.