Knicks Big Money Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. Signing Autographs | Photo

Tim Hardaway Jr. Up Close PhotoLance Martinez of My Detroit Sports provides this original photo of Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. signing autographs, prior to a game at the Pistons.

A Tim Hardaway autograph was a popular item on this day. 

Hardaway is the son of former NBA star Tim Hardaway, who in the 1990's starred with the Warriors and Heat. Hardaway Jr., a Michigan alum, was drafted by the Knicks with the 24th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. His last college game was the Wolverines 2013 NCAA national championship loss to Louisville.

Hardaway spent his first two years with the Knicks, before he was traded to the Hawks in the 2015 offseason. After two good campaigns in Atlanta, Hardaway went back to the Knicks courtesy of a four-year/$71 million contract, this past summer.

This season, Hardaway has been dealing with a lower leg injury and has been out the past month. When he was active, the Miami, Florida product was scoring 17.8 points and dishing out 3.3 assists per contest. The Knicks hope to have him back sometime in January.