ESPN: Hardaway moving toward 1st round after combine performance

Tim Hardaway Jr. was one of the stars of the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago and could be moving toward the first round according to ESPN’s Chad Ford.

Hardaway Jr. has been hiding in plain sight for the past three years. Whether it was comparisons to his father or the fact he was surrounded by so much talent at Michigan the past two years, he’s struggled to convince scouts he’s a first rounder. I’m not so sure that’s the case anymore.

His performance at the combine, shooting the ball in the athletic testing, and in Friday’s live action 3-on-3’s put him in the same groupings with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Jamaal Franklin, Glen Rice Jr. and Allen Crabbe for the next 2-guard to come off the board after McLemore and Oladipo get drafted.

Ford now has Hardaway at No. 28 on his Top 100 and also made the case for Trey Burke (or Ben McLemore) going No. 1 overall.

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