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Tim Hardaway Jr.: It wasn’t my decision to leave Knicks

DALLAS — Thursday’s trade of Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks launched Tim Hardaway Jr. up in the standings — no longer part of the NBA’s worst team. But Hardaway still didn’t seem like the happiest guy on the dais during Monday’s press conference at American Airlines Center. Hardaway has been traded twice by the Knicks — first by Phil Jackson and Steve Mills and then by Mills and general manager Scott Perry. Hardaway, the Knicks’ leading scorer who had slumped in the past two months, was traded largely to make room for two max contract slots. The Knicks will pursue a Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving tandem as their sky-high free-agency goal this summer. In Mills’ first big act after replacing Jackson, he brought back t ...