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Tim Hardaway Jr: It's 'mind-blowing' Knicks gave up on Porzingis and me so soon

Tim Hardaway Jr: It's 'mind-blowing' Knicks gave up on Porzingis and me so soon
Published On: Tue, Mar 05
Dec 4, 2015; New York, NY,New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (3) is defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (2) in the 2nd half at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks win 108-91. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Hardaway Jr. was traded by the Knicks a€” not once, but twice. The second time was surprising and a€œdisappointing,a€ the shooting guard said, because about 18 months prior ago he was signed by team president Steve Mills to be a cornerstone of the future alongside Kristaps Porzingis.

When his second stint with the Knicks was finished, Hardaway logged roughly half a season with Porzingis and it felt like unfinished business. They started a surprising 11-10 last season before Hardaway suffered a stress fracture.

Since that point, the Knicks went 31-93 and Porzingis tore his ACL.

a€œI let them know we definitely had something good going here my first time back with KP and myself in the lineup at the same time. Then I got injured, then he got injured. And then it kind of went downhill from there,a€ Hardaway said Monday after his Mavericks were pummeled by the Nets, 127-88. a€œI let them know what we had was special and I really think they didna€™t give us an opportunity to have KP. Thata€™s what I told them. But it is what it is. We move forward.a€

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