Hardaway made his first appearance of the season in Tuesday's 121-97 win over the Celtics, scoring three points (1-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and adding one assist over 12 minutes. Considering that the Hawks ended up winning Tuesday's game by a 24-point margin, it's probably not worthwhile to read much into Hardaway's appearance. He's typically been inactive more often than not this season, but with the Hawks dealing with a pair of injured players (Kent Bazemore and Tiago Splitter), Hardaway will at least continue to dress until one or both men return.
Hardaway will remain inactive for Monday's game against the Timberwolves, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. It's familiar territory for Hardaway, who has been inactive for most of the Hawks' games this season and hasn't seen the court when he has been active. Until the Hawks sustain an injury to one or more of their backcourt players, Hardaway won't crack coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation.
Hardaway is inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Hornets, Chris Vivlamore of AJC reports. It's unclear if this is injury related or not, but Hardaway will get the day off Sunday. Hardaway has yet to play in game during the regular season and likely isn't going to get enough minutes in the rotation to be fantasy relevant barring any injuries to players higher up in the depth chart.
Hardaway will be active for Thursday's game against the Knicks, Al Iannazzone of NewsDay Sports reports. Hardaway will dress for Thursday's home opener after being held out of Tuesday's game against the Bucks. The 23-year-old added that he has a chip on his shoulder for Thursday's game after the Knicks traded him to the Hawks this offseason for rookie Jerian Grant. Hardaway may not see a whole lot of minutes, however, as he still stands behind Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore, Thabo Sefolosha and Dennis Schroder in the Hawks' backcourt.
Hardaway had his 2016-17 team option picked up by the Hawks on Tuesday, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Hardaway joins the Hawks after a 2014-15 campaign with the Knicks where he averaged 11.5 points and 24.0 minutes in 70 games played. He has promise as a scorer, but is coming off of an ice-cold preseason where he shot just 26 percent from the field. Not to mention, the Hawks backcourt is loaded with competition, and Hardaway figures to be slotted behind the likes of Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore, and Thabo Sefolosha on the depth chart.
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