Tim Hardaway Jr. Inches Nearer To Knicks Return

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As he had hoped, Tim Hardaway Jr. continued his development to working towards fullcourt on Tuesday and has probably bumped up his return date.

Hardaway Jr. was on a minutes restriction at follow however went by means of at the very least a part of all of the drills. He’ll miss his 20th straight recreation Wednesday in opposition to the Bulls due to the stress harm to his leg, and mentioned he will not be cleared to return till one other medical re-evaluation.

“No timetable proper now for it,” Hardaway Jr. mentioned. “However for now simply getting my physique proper, simply progressing every day.”

The important thing with Hardaway Jr., past the outcomes of a re-evaluation, is how he’ll reply from the increase in bodily exercise. If he wakes up with out ache, the development in direction of enjoying once more continues.

Final week Hardaway Jr. mentioned he hoped to come back again throughout the Knicks seven-game street journey that goes from Jan. 15-26. On Tuesday, he indicated he could be enjoying earlier than then.

“No dates. Simply after I mentioned that Saturday it is as a result of nearly all of our video games are on the street this month, that is why I mentioned (I might be coming again on the journey),” Hardaway Jr. mentioned. “It could possibly be a house recreation, could possibly be a street recreation. I’ve nonetheless received to get evaluated first. As soon as that is taken care of, then I am fairly certain we’ll have the ability to provide you with all a timetable.”

Jeff Hornacek did not wish to make predictions past ruling out Hardaway Jr. for Wednesday.

“They progressively construct him up and see how he responds. If he reveals up (Wednesday morning) and he is sore or one thing, then they will again him off,” the coach mentioned. “I do not anticipate (he’ll play Wednesday). After that, we’ll see.”

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