J.R. Smith opted out of his contracted with the New York Knicks. While it may seem like a no-brainer to re-sign the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, the organization may decide to part ways.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is a versatile swingman that can play on both sides of the ball. While not the most explosive athlete, his fluid athleticism makes him a threat in both transition and in the half court.
Defensively, although he seemed to lose focus on-the-ball at times, the potential is there for him to become a lock-down defender. With good length and excellent strength for the shooting guard position, Hardaway could potentially be a bully defensively, similar to Andre Iguodala.
Plus, Spike Lee liked the pick, so that’s enough in itself.