It's in the books: the Hawks have flipped the 15th pick into Tim Hardaway Jr. and two second rounders. Around the league, the first take wasn't promising from Atlanta's outlook:
Chad Ford of ESPN:
Zach Lowe of Grantland:
The Knicks getting a 1st for Tim Hardaway Jr is...wow.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 26, 2015
Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN:
ATL feels as if it can rehabilitate struggling shooters who have good form, and put guys w/ size in position to succeed on D. We shall see.— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) June 26, 2015
And Kevin Pelton of ESPN gave the Hawks a D for their end of the trade (Insider).
So while initial reactions are clearly tempered at best, here's to hoping good contributions with a better team for Hardaway Jr.