REPORT: Tim Hardaway Jr. suffers left wrist injury vs. Nets
It’s unclear what type of season this will be for the New York Knicks, but one thing is sure: Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Knox, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Frank Ntilikina are going to be the core of the future that they’ll hope make great strides in improving.
Porzingis likely won’t be back until around Christmas, and according to Ian Begley of ESPN, Hardaway Jr. has suffered a sprained left wrist in the final preseason game against the Nets that will hold him out for the rest of the game.
The Knicks say Tim Hardaway Jr. has a sprained left wrist and will not return. X-rays were negative.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 13, 2018
Begley adds that Hardaway Jr.’s X-rays came back negative for any break or fracture, so that could be reason for some optimism. Still, the Knicks will likely do more testing over the next several days to determine the severity of his injury as well as his timetable to return.
Hardaway Jr. had a career year with the Knicks during the 2018-19 season in terms of points (17.5), rebounds (3.9), assists (2.7), steals, (1.1), and three-pointers made (2.3) per game. As the volume went up, his shooting struggled at points and he closed out the year at an average 42.1 percent shooting from the field 31.7 percent from beyond the arc.