Knicks' Hardaway Hampered By Plantar Fasciitis

Tim Hardaway Jr.
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By WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York

NEW YORK (WFAN) -- According to Knicks head coach David Fizdale, guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has been playing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

“Plantar fasciitis is nagging,” Fizdale told reporters on Wednesday. “Some days it aches so bad, you can’t move on it. Other days you can tolerate. He’s trying to manage it.”

The 26-year-old has averaged 21 points per game through 30 games this season.

"We’re going to treat it," Fizdale said. "The more he can tolerate, that’s how much we’ll go with it. When he can’t take it anymore, that’s when we’ll give him rest. One of those injuries (where) it’s a real tender injury because you do everything with your heel. He’s been battling for us. That’s why I love him.”

Hardaway Jr. will return to the Knicks' lineup on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers. The 20-12 Sixers host the Knicks and have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games.

The 9-23 Knicks are 2-8 over their last 10 games.