It will be difficult for the rookie to top his preseason debut, in which he hit 6 of 10 shots, scored 16 points and drilled the game-winning jumper with eight seconds left to beat the Celtics 103-102 on Wednesday.
If Hardaway continues to show in the preseason that he can provide the Knicks with another scorer off the bench, what will Mike Woodson do?
Will Woodson be able to find minutes for the Knicks’ first-round pick? The Knicks' coach already is trying to figure out who he is going to start between Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith at shooting guard.
Hardaway provides depth at shooting guard as another young scorer who is fearless. He can be streaky, and there will certainly be growing pains. But Hardaway clearly has no problem taking big shots, as he showed in college and on Wednesday night. At 6-foot-6, Hardaway has size and length to make it tough for other guards to shoot.
Of course, the Knicks signed Metta World Peace to defend guards and forwards and hit some open shots as well. But if Hardaway continues to play well in the preseason, Woodson will have a good problem on his hands.