#11 Small Forward

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Height / Weight
6' 5" / 205 lbs
Born
Mar 16, 1992 (30)
College
Michigan
NBA Draft
1st Round, 24th Overall, 2013
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2022-2023
PTS
10.2
-4.0
Rebounds
2.1
-1.7
Assists
2.0
-0.2
PER
11.05
-4.04
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Tim Hardaway Jr.
Place of Birth: Miami, Florida
Education: Michigan
Parents: Tim Hardaway Sr. and Yolanda Hardaway

Tim Hardaway Jr. Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Tim Hardaway Jr. is both an NBA player and the son of an NBA player. He was born March 16, 1992, in Alameda, California. At the time, his father, Tim Hardaway Sr., was in his third NBA season with the Golden State Warriors and had just played in his second All-Star Game. The younger Hardaway always seemed destined to follow in his father’s footsteps. He had three standout seasons at Michigan, ultimately leading the Wolverines to the Final Four in 2013 before turning pro.

Like his father, Hardaway Jr. was a first-round pick, being selected 24th overall by the New York Knicks. He made an immediate impact for the Knicks, earning First-Team All-Rookie honors. After two years with the Knicks, Hardaway was traded to the Atlanta Hawks, only to return to New York in 2017 on a four-year, $71 million deal. In January 2019, Hardaway was part of a blockbuster trade that sent him to the Dallas Mavericks.

Tim Hardaway Jr. Basketball Career

High School Career (Palmer Trinity School, Miami Palmetto High School)

Hardaway Jr. played both football and basketball during his freshman year at Palmer Trinity School in Palmetto Bay, Florida. As a sophomore, he transferred to Miami Palmetto High School and turned his focus solely to basketball, which at times strained his relationship with his father.

During his sophomore season, Hardaway was a Third-Team All-City selection. He made First-Team as both a junior and season but didn’t receive a lot of attention nationally until the summer before his senior season. As a senior, Hardaway averaged 31.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and four assists per game. However, he remained under the radar and was given three stars by most recruiting services.

College Career (Michigan)

Michigan coach John Beilein recruited Hardaway longer than almost any other college coach. Hardaway chose the Wolverines and became an immediate starter, joining Darius Morris in the team’s backcourt. As a freshman, Hardaway averaged 13.9 points per game. The next season, Hardaway teamed up with freshman Trey Burke to form the new Michigan backcourt. Together, they helped lead the Wolverines to a share of the Big Ten title before getting upset by Ohio in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

As a junior, Hardaway averaged 14.5 points per game, just under the 14.6 points he averaged as a sophomore. He also set career-highs with 4.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists that season, once again teaming up with Burke, as well as a freshman class that included Glen Robinson III, Mitch McGary, Nik Stauskas and Spike Albrecht. Hardaway was the second-leading scorer on a Michigan team that went 31-8, ultimately losing to Louisville in the national championship game.

NBA Career

Hardaway declared for the NBA Draft after his junior season and was selected 24th overall by the New York Knicks. With Trey Burke also going pro and becoming a first-round pick, they were the first pair of Michigan teammates to be drafted in the first round of the same draft since Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard in 1994.

As a rookie, Hardaway started just one game for the Knicks. However, he played in 81 games, averaging 10.2 points per game. It was enough to earn a spot on the NBA All-Rookie Team and finish fifth in Rookie of the Year voting. Despite missing time late in the season with a wrist injury, Hardaway played 70 games, including 30 starts, during his second pro season, averaging 11.5 points per game.

In June 2015, the Knicks traded Hardaway to the Atlanta Hawks for Jerian Grant, another NBA legacy. Hardaway battled for playing time during his first season with the Hawks, even spending time in the D-League. However, he carved a more prominent role during the 2016-17 season, starting 30 games and averaging 14.5 points per game.

As a free agent during the summer of 2017, Hardaway signed a four-year, $71 million offer sheet with the Knicks. When the Hawks declined to match it, Hardaway returned to New York and immediately became a starter. During the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, Hardaway became a productive player for the Knicks, averaging 19.1 points per game over the first 46 games of the 2018-19 season. However, in January 2019, Hardaway was part of a seven-team trade that sent him, Trey Burke, Kristaps Porziņģis, and Courtney Lee to the Dallas Mavericks.

Tim Hardaway Jr. Player Name Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Tim Hardaway Jr.’s two NBA contracts total over $77 million.

His current contract calls for him to make a career-high $18.97 million during the 2020-21 season before he is set to return to the free-agent market. Hardaway is available for public speaking engagements and appearances through AthleteSpeakers.

Hardaway Jr. signed a four-year, $6.1 million deal with the New York Knicks in 2013.

Hardaway Jr. signed a four-year, $71 million deal with the New York Knicks in 2017.

Tim Hardaway Jr. Personal Life

Tim Hardaway Jr. is the son of former NBA player Tim Hardaway Sr. and Yolanda Hardaway. He was born in Northern California while his father was playing for the Golden State Warriors. However, the younger Hardaway went to high school in South Florida after his father’s pro career. His father would often try to serve as an extra coach for Hardaway Jr. and was at times overly critical of his son.

Hardaway Jr. also has a younger sister named Nia. 

Tim Hardaway Jr. Fun Facts

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. and his father are the 16th father-son duo to play for the same NBA team and the first in Mavericks history.
  • Dirk Nowitzki played with both Tim Hardaway Sr. and Tim Hardaway Jr. when both were with the Mavericks.
  • According to Hardaway, the first paycheck he received as an NBA player remains in his savings account.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.’s favorite video game is Call of Duty, which he played in college to bond with his teammates at Michigan.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. uses his left sneaker during games to memorialize friends who have passed away while doing so for family members with his right sneaker.
Career stats
2022-2023
DAL
2021-2022
DAL
2020-2021
DAL
2019-2020
DAL
2018-2019
DAL
2017-2018
NY
2016-2017
ATL
2015-2016
ATL
2014-2015
NY
2013-2014
NY
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2022-2023
18 23.7 31.1 29.4 92.1 2.1 2.0 0.2 0.7 10.2
2021-2022
42 29.6 39.4 33.6 75.7 3.7 2.2 0.1 0.9 14.2
2020-2021
70 28.4 44.7 39.1 81.6 3.3 1.8 0.2 0.4 16.6
2019-2020
71 29.5 43.4 39.8 81.9 3.3 1.9 0.1 0.6 15.8
2018-2019
65 31.6 39.3 34.0 84.1 3.4 2.4 0.1 0.8 18.1
2017-2018
57 33.1 42.1 31.7 81.6 3.9 2.7 0.2 1.1 17.5
2016-2017
79 27.3 45.5 35.7 76.6 2.8 2.3 0.2 0.7 14.5
2015-2016
51 16.9 43.2 34.0 89.3 1.7 1.0 0.1 0.4 6.4
2014-2015
70 24.0 38.9 34.2 80.1 2.2 1.8 0.2 0.3 11.5
2013-2014
81 23.1 42.8 36.3 82.8 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.5 10.2
Recent Games
Sun 11/27
Sat 11/26
Wed 11/23
Sun 11/20
Fri 11/18
Wed 11/16
Tue 11/15
Sat 11/12
Thu 11/10
Wed 11/9
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Sun 11/27
L 115-124
20 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Sat 11/26
L 100-105
17 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
Wed 11/23
L 112-125
22 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
Sun 11/20
L 98-97
20 2 1 2 3 2 1 0 1
Fri 11/18
W 99-127
24 13 0 4 4 4 1 1 1
Wed 11/16
L 101-92
33 28 0 4 4 3 0 0 1
Tue 11/15
W 101-103
22 0 1 2 3 3 3 0 2
Sat 11/12
W 112-117
31 16 0 3 3 5 1 0 3
Thu 11/10
L 105-113
28 16 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Wed 11/9
L 87-94
22 5 0 2 2 2 2 0 0