Tim Hardaway Jr., Atlanta Hawks
Tim Hardaway Jr. is in the final year of his rookie contract with the Atlanta Hawks. He is a restricted free agent, so the Hawks can match any offer.
Hardaway is a long shooting guard who can do everything well. But he is not great at any one thing. He plays good defense, but he is not a stopper. He shot 35.7 percent for three, so he is not a knock-down shooter.
He has good size at 6-foot-6, but not the elite length to go with it. He is not a great athlete, but he has some bounce. He just knows how to play the game. Sometimes it is about more will than skill. And that will showed itself last year as he finally seemed to find his fit.
Tim Hardaway Jr. would help open up the offense for the Magic. He can get to the basket, and he will dunk on people. His jumper is streaky, but he plays better in big moments.
For those reasons, it is doubtful the Hawks let him go because they are going through their own rebuild. They traded Dwight Howard. And Paul Milsap’s return is questionable. It is hard to see them letting a young player with potential like Hardaway Jr. get away.