February 14, 2018, 9:30 am
Over his last seven starts, THJ is averaging just 8.9 points per contest, which is half of what his season average was before this funk (17.9). He is shooting 24-for-93 overall (25.8 percent) in that time, including an abysmal 5-for-44 on three-pointers (11.4 percent). “I know how much this team needs me and how important I am to this team,” Hardaway said. “I’m going to continue to stay in the gym, keep getting extra reps, continue to stay locked in and keep firing away when they’re open.” He added that he’s not making any adjustments because his shot feels fine to him. Jeff Hornacek suggested that Hardaway should try to get himself going by taking mid-range jumpers or attacking the basket instead of settling for 3-pointers. The minutes will be there as THJ has no competition for the starting job and owners just need to hang in there and hope for an improvement sooner than later.