Hardaway, who was rested during Monday's contest against the Nets, will play as expected during Wednesday's tilt against the Grizzlies, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
This is simply a confirmation, as Hardaway's status for Wednesday was never really in doubt. In his first two games back from a leg injury, he's averaged 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals across 29.0 minutes.
Hardaway will not play in Monday's game against the Nets due to rest purposes, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.
With Hardaway recently making his return from a stress reaction in his leg that kept him out for a month and a half, the Knicks will elect to exercise caution in back-to-backs. Hardaway scored 25 points in 33 minutes in Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans and will now likely be out until the Knicks play again on Wednesday. In Hardaway's absence, look for Doug McDermott and Lance Thomas to see extended minutes on the wing.
Hardaway posted 25 points (8-17 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 7-10 FT), five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 33 minutes during Sunday's 123-118 OT loss to the Pelicans.
Hardaway may be returning to the Knicks' starting lineup soon, especially after his showing off the bench on Sunday. When given enough minutes, Hardaway has demonstrated the ability to take over a game and post huge stat lines. The Knicks will keep him reined in as he gets to 100 percent following his long absence, but Hardaway owners should start thinking about taking him off their benches.
Hardaway had 16 points (6-13 FG, 4-8 3PT), three rebounds and two assists in Friday's loss to Minnesota.
Hardaway made his return to action after missing a month-and-a-half with a stress reaction in his leg and did not appear to be hampered, despite the long layoff. The 25-year-old came off the bench, but the expectation is that he'll eventually reclaim his spot in the starting five at shooting guard. Prior to the injury, Hardaway had been in the midst of a strong stretch, averaging 19.7 points, 4.8 rebound, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game from Oct. 29 to Nov. 29.
Hardaway (leg) will make his return and come off the bench for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports.
Hardaway has been sidelined since early December while recovering from a stress reaction in his left leg. Prior to getting hurt, he was averaging a career-high 17.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.3 threes and 1.1 steals across 34.1 minutes per game. It's unclear if there will be a minutes restriction, though it's somewhat implied he won't play his usual run considering he's coming off the pine. With his return, Michael Beasley, Lance Thomas and Doug McDermott are all candidates to see reduced roles.
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