Tim Hardaway Jr. responded to coach David Fizdale's bizarre financial comment on Friday that he mentioned the Hardaway contract figures when explaining his game rotations.
When asked if Fizdale had bothered him by mentioning his large salary in that context, Hardaway said on Sunday: "There is no reaction." It is a public thing. Everyone knows what I do. It's a two-year agreement. Nothing to worry about."
After losing to the Nets on Friday, Fizdale explained that Enes Kanter, 26, was out of the rotation as an imminent free agent who is not a defender of the fleet, while Hardaway, 26, was a player who never He lost his opponent. Starting to work all season. Hardaway is the only Knick who can say that.
Fizdale said Friday: "Tim Hardaway Jr. is making $ 18 million for two more years with us, he is a part of our future from that point of view."
Hardaway, who broke his fall with a 22-point deficit against Miami on Sunday, agreed that he "never" listened to a head coach specifying his players' total contracts, but insisted that "it's not a big problem. for me". It is a public thing. Everyone could write and search on Google and see how much I earn. That he said it does not change anything. "
Fizdale's comment is consistent with sources stating that the Knicks have explored trading the Hardaway contract to open the capitalization space, although they have explored dealing with almost everyone on the list other than Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Knox and Mitchell. Robinson