Knicks offer Tim Hardaway Jr. 4-year $71 million deal.
According to multiple reports, the New York Knicks have signed Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year $71 million offer sheet. 71 million American dollars.
Of course, because Hardaway Jr. is a restricted free agent the Atlanta Hawks still have the ability to match that offer, though all signs point to the 25-year old guard returning to the team that drafted him in 2013, and traded him away two seasons ago.
This is the Knicks' first "big" move of the off-season and, naturally, NBA Twitter was waiting to pounce.
Check out some of the reactions to Tim Hardaway Jr.'s $71 million offer sheet below.
I'm trading back Tim Jr for the rights to Tim Hardways highlights pic.twitter.com/uXf98JLe2I— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) July 7, 2017
Michigan Men:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 7, 2017
Tom Brady has 3 years left on his contract worth $58 million.
Knicks just gave Tim Hardaway Jr. 4 years, $71 million.
Tim Hardaway Jr. was traded for Jerian Grant who was traded for Derrick Rose who was renounced so NYK could sign Hardaway Jr. for $71M.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 7, 2017
why pay Justin Holiday $9 million when you can pay Tim Hardaway Jr. $71 million amirite?— Dan Favale (@danfavale) July 7, 2017
Justin Holiday- 2 year, $9M— Mark Lupo (@Mark_Lupo) July 7, 2017
Tim Hardaway Jr- 4 year, $71M pic.twitter.com/gJqri9i4ZA
In his 14-year, 5-time-NBA-all star career, Tim Hardaway Sr. earned $47.1 million. Tim Hardaway Jr. will make $71M the next four years.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 7, 2017
I keep telling myself that if the Falcons can blow a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl, the Hawks can match a $71 million deal to Tim Hardaway Jr.— Clemzingis (@TheClemReport) July 7, 2017
Tim Hardaway Jr. Once a Knick, always a Knick.— Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) July 7, 2017
Tim Hardaway Jr. got 71 million pic.twitter.com/xxfdoVXCtf— New Life (@LordBalvin) July 7, 2017
No Phil Jackson to blame😭 pic.twitter.com/fVYLZJaOo3— Mathew (@ranger2d) July 7, 2017
#BasketballTwitter never unanimously agreed on anything. Ever.— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) July 7, 2017
...Until the Knicks offered Tim Hardaway Jr. $71 million w/ a trade kicker.
The Knicks really just gave Tim Hardaway Jr. an amount of money 29 other teams wouldnt offer him even if the number denomination was in Yen.— R😡b Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) July 7, 2017
I am scared to go to sleep right now because I feel like when I wake up the @nyknicks are gonna announce that Isiah Thomas is our GM again— Eddie Huang (@MrEddieHuang) July 7, 2017
After Carmelo finally frees himself and gets traded, try and look at the Knicks' 3 biggest salaries for 15 seconds without laughing pic.twitter.com/FWasmnGoEO— R😡b Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) July 7, 2017
Hawks were thinking something in the neighborhood of $45M for Hardaway. This latest act of Knickery should make the call easier.— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) July 7, 2017