Timothy Duane Hardaway Jr. is an American professional basketball player and a member of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hardaway played his college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines. In his freshman season, Hardaway established the Michigan freshman record for single-season three-point shots made.
He averaged over 20 points a game in three of the final four weeks, thus earning four Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week awards. He was also named Collegeinsider.com Freshmen All-America selection. He helped the team climb up to fourth in the 2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season standings during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.
At the end of the season, he was a unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman team selection, 2011 Collegeinsider.com Freshmen All-America selection and also named in the All-Big Ten selection. In his sophomore year, he earned the 2011–12 All-Big Ten 3rd team recognition and earned 2012–13 All-Big Ten First Team recognition by coaches and All-Big Ten Second Team by media in his senior year.
Hardaway was drafted as the 24th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. He scored a then career-high 29 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hardaway finished fifth in the NBA Rookie of the Year Award balloting and therefore was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. In 2015, Hardaway was traded to the Atlanta Hawks.
In the 2016-17 season, Hardaway broke his career-high with 36 points, including 9 three-pointers, in a 135–130 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2017, he signed a four-year, $71 million with the New York Knicks. In 2017, he scored 12 of his then-new career-high 38 points, during a 28-0 run in the third quarter, to give the Knicks a 108–100 victory over the Toronto Raptors. In 2018, Hardaway scored a career-high 39 points against the Timberwolves in a 108-104 loss.