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Tim Hardaway Jr. -- Guard, Michigan (NBADraft.net)


NBADraft.net picks...Tim Hardaway Jr. (6'6, 200 lbs, 21 years old). Shooting Guard, Michigan.

Previous selection: Gorgui Dieng (C, Louisville)

KnicksNow: As a late first round draft prospect, Hardaway checks off a lot of boxes: good size for a shooting guard, NBA bloodlines, a competitive attitude and dangerous stroke from three.

Whereas his father was a point guard that was built like a bulldog, this Hardaway is a scorer who plays off the ball and has built a case over three years at Michigan as a well-rounded winner. He doesn't have great length for a 2, but he's a good athlete and fits the profile as a 37% 3-point shooter last season in Ann Arbor. Scouts are concerned with somewhat inconsistent play, but he finished strong as one of the best players and team leaders on a Michigan team that went to the NCAA championship game. 

DraftExpress says: "Despite his inconsistency, there is no questioning Hardaway's overall size, talent, skill level, and the body of work he's put together over the course of his college career. He can stretch the floor, get out on the fast break with his athleticism, make smart passes, and put the ball on the floor to score."

It's not hard to see how he could fit in with the Knicks, who could be looking for a wing to add to their mix.