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Hardaway out for remainder of season

March 23rd, 2002 by aswitzer

Early in the 2nd quarter of tonight’s home game against Seattle, Tim Hardaway made a drive to the basket. It looked like his knee buckled, but he actually fractured his left foot. He never put weight on that leg again as he hopped right off the court and towards the locker-room. Nuggets trainer Jim Gillen caught up with Tim in the tunnel and put him on a cart to get him the rest of the way to the locker room. Tim has had enough leg-related injurires that he already knew something bad had happened. A quick set of x-rays confirmed that his foot was fractured – an injury that Tim won’t come back from before the end of this season. It may have been his last game as a Nugget, as his contract will likely be bought out at the end of the season.

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5 Responses to “Hardaway out for remainder of season”

  1. Wavatar Ben Silver Says:

    Tim Hardaway is the only PG the nuggets have right now. Without him the nuggets are even worse off than before the trade, when van exel wouldn’t even play. Between Arroyo and Satterfield all the nuggets have to look forward to is lots of turnovers and no leadership. I love the nuggets but this was the seasons last straw except instead of the camels back breaking it was Timmy’s foot.

  2. Wavatar aswitzer Says:

    I don’t mean to disrespect Tim, but he wasn’t able to give us more than 20-25 minutes a game anyway – his legs just don’t have that much left.

    George McCloud has actually been doing a decent job (don’t forget he had a 20+ assist game last year) and Arroyo has some potential. Satterfield needs to work on his handle over the summer or go play in the NBDL. Still with all that said, our top priority in the off-season should be a point guard, aka Duke’s Jason Williams.

  3. Wavatar Ben Silver Says:

    I really like the look Mccloud gives us at PG. He’s got great vision and can hit clutch three point shots (something we’ll need without Timmy). But George has got his flaws, at nearly 6’8" he has a lot of trouble defending some of the smaller, quicker guards in the league.

  4. Wavatar Shaun McKingley Says:

    I’m very hurt about Tim. Will he be able to play basketball again? Can he return to the league? Where does he live, Chicago? Go get him!!!! Right now!!!

  5. Wavatar Chuckie McNair Says:

    Does this put an end to Tim Hardaway’s basketball career for good? That’s not fair he was one of my favorite player. I got a whole collection of him. Now what i’m gonna do without him being in the league. Do me one or the other favor: 1) Go get him
    2)Call him up and give him his contract back so he can go wherever he wants.

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