Hardaway scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with seven rebounds, four assists, and a steal over 26 minutes in a 124-86 drubbing of the 76ers on Wednesday. In unusual fashion, coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation didn't feature a single standout offensive performance in Wednesday's 38-point rout. Rather, an accumulation of double-digit efforts (Hardaway was one of eight Hawks to post 10-plus points) helped Atlanta to their widest margin of victory since 1994. Hardaway may not be receiving enough minutes to be a fantasy commodity, but the 23-year-old has performed admirably of late in a developmental role.
Hardaway had two rebounds in nine minutes during the Hawks' 85-83 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday. Hardaway has actually averaged 15 minutes per game through 12 appearances in January. However, he is yet to score more than nine points in a single contest since joining the Hawks in a draft-day trade this last summer.
Hardaway has been recalled from the D-League's Austin Spurs on Sunday. Hardaway recorded 12 points (2-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), four rebounds and two assists over 27 minutes for the Austin Spurs on Saturday. Hardaway hasn't seen action in a game with the Hawks since the end of November, so despite returning to the active roster Sunday, he'll only serve as an emergency depth option. Look for Hardaway to continue to move back and forth between the D-League and the Hawks, as it gives him further opportunities for playing experience.
Hardaway will indeed join the Austin Spurs of the D-League, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Hardaway was assigned to the D-League, but it wasn't totally clear where he was headed since the Hawks do not have a specified D-League affiliate. Hardaway previously played two games for the Canton Charge this season, and averaged 17 points per game.
Hardaway was assigned to the D-League on Sunday, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Since the Hawks don't have a D-League affiliate, it's not yet known where Hardaway will report, but the assumption is that he will join the Austin Spurs. It will mark Hardaway second stint in the D-League this season, after he previously played in two games with the Canton Charge earlier in December.
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