After months of disappointing play across the board, the New York Knicks have finally started to heat up and win some games. The team has won four of their last five games and has averaged an incredible 111.4 points per game. It has been all-around team effort for the Knickerbockers.
During the team’s recent hot-streak, several players have been filling the box score for fantasy basketball fans, including rookie guard Tim Hardaway Jr.
The first-year guard has averaged 20 points over the last four games, including a staggering 3.8 triples per contest. He has averaged 31.5 minutes per contest over his four-game hot-streak and the former Michigan standout has quietly become a decent backup flex-guard.
Despite the team’s problems with SG J.R Smith and constant media attention surrounding SF Carmelo Anthony, though, Hardaway’s play has gone somewhat unnoticed in recent weeks. Hardaway is a very creative scorer and knows how to make a shot for himself off the dribble, so it should come as no surprise that the guard has started to contribute more offensively.
The kid is only owned in 13.2% of ESPN leagues right now and the youngster can be a decent guard to take a shot on. The 21-year-old won’t do much else besides score and drain triples, but he does enough to warrant a roster spot in leagues with 10-plus owners.
So if you have an empty roster spot at the bottom of your bench, it is about time somewhat picked up this red-hot scorer.