The good news is that Hardaway Jr. avoided a potential fracture, which would have forced him to miss significant time. Still, his loss will hurt the team moving forward.
Damyean Dotson has been starting in his place and figures to continue to do so until Hardaway Jr. returns.
Hardaway Jr. has been having his best season as a pro, posting 17.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game.
A partial fracture can recover without the need for surgery, but a complete fracture can end Hardaway’s season, as reported Marc Berman of The New York Post who consulted Dr. Wellington Hsu, orthopedist at Northwestern University.
Knicks Sign Marcus Morris to One-Year Deal
Morris nixed a deal he had in lace with the San Antonio Spurs, a two-year, $20 million contract, and now lands with the Knicks for a more lucrative, yet shorter, deal.
Morris is known for his hard play and consistency, and should provide a versatile element to the roster.
Knicks Sign Reggie Bullock to Re-worked Deal
Bullock originally agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal with the team with an option for the second year, but the terms were re-worked due to a medical issue
Despite the hurdles in closing the deal, Bullock’s agent, David Bauman, praised the Knicks for how they navigated the process.
Cavaliers, Raptors Interested in Dragan Bender
Bender can still turn his career around, but he has issues with 3 point shooting and the physicality of the NBA game.
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