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Saturday / December 16.
  • Knicks sign Tim Hardaway Jr. after Hawks decline to match offer

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    Tim Hardaway Jr. is officially back with the Knicks.

    The Knicks signed the guard to a four-year, $71 million deal after the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday declined to match the offer.

    “Bringing back Tim to his original NBA home is an exciting time for him and this franchise,” Knicks GM Steve Mills said. “As a versatile wing whose game continues to improve, he will fit right into the core of players that make up a roster emphasizing youth, athleticism, accountability and unselfishness.”

    Hardaway was a first-round pick of the Knicks who spent two seasons in New York before they traded him to Atlanta for the rights to point guard Jerian Grant. The Knicks later dealt Grant to Chicago in a trade for Derrick Rose, now a free agent.

    Hardaway struggled early in Atlanta but played well last season, averaging 14.5 points.

    The Knicks have also reached out to point guards Rose, Rajon Rondo and Shelvin Mack to mentor rookie Frank Ntilikina.

    The Knicks on Thursday waived former Duke center Marshall Plumlee to help make room for Hardaway Jr.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.