Hardaway has been in a groove the last three games, averaging 18.3 points per game, including a season-high 29-point explosion against the San Antonio Spurs on New Year’s Day.
The third-year player is in the midst of a career year, but is slated to be a restricted free agent at the end of the season.
The Hawks won’t be thrilled to pay the sum it’ll take to keep him on the team come next offseason, and after dealing three-point sniper Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, they’re dangling Hardaway in hopes of collecting a few second-round picks, Lowe said on his podcast.
The 24-year-old Michigan standout is averaging 11.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the floor and 34 percent from deep. Atlanta has been 8.3 points per 100 possessions better with his help on the floor.