The New York Knicks have a great young core to build towards the future in Frank Ntilikina, Mitchell Robinson, Alonzo Trier, Damyean Dotson, and Kristaps Porzingis. The Knicks will also have money to spend on a superstar free agent next off-season. New York is in great shape which is something that hasn’t been said in a while. With a new front office and a whole new coaching staff, all being on the same page for this year and beyond is important.
Now the Knicks will have to decide who else will be part of the future and Tim Hardaway is an interesting piece. Hardaway has proven in his time in the league to be a very good starting shooting guard, especially after his demotion in Atlanta which made him change his perception. The way Hardway is playing this season and the way he has grown as a player and a veteran leader/mentor while making an impression on the front office is impressive.
If Hardaway can continue to grow on the court with his efficiency and his play-making ability, he will be a huge piece to the Knicks moving forward. David Fizdale has had high praise for Hardaway since he arrived in New York and that goes a long way with the relationship between player and coach. During the game and a half that Hardaway missed this season, the Knicks struggled on both ends of the floor which proves his importance on the court each and every night.