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Report: Knicks dangling Iman Shumpert to get into first round

Jun 23, 2014, 1:01 AM EDT

There has been a buzz around the league for a while that the Knicks have been looking for a way to trade into the bottom of the first round somehow.

What are they dangling out there to interest teams?

Iman Shumpert, So reports Marc Stein at ESPN.

Why? To get point guard Tyler Ennis or swingman P.J. Hairston, according to Ken Berger of

The Thunder tend not to trade their picks, thinking they have the system to develop players, and that has worked out well with Jeremy Lamb and Reggie Jackson. They are more likely to keep this pick than trade it.

But I’d be surprised in one team doesn’t jump at the potential of Shumpert, if that deal is really out there on the table. For all his regression and flaws, Shumpert is likely better than anyone you find at the bottom of the first round (although I do like Hairston). Besides, it’s one year before he’s a restricted free agent, if it doesn’t work out let another team poach him with an offer.

  1. yesser12 - Jun 23, 2014 at 2:57 AM

    OKC 29th pick is probably the best they can get.

  2. rogerrodgers - Jun 23, 2014 at 3:11 AM

    On what planet is Shumpert worth a 1st round?

    • money2long - Jun 23, 2014 at 3:43 AM

      I feel like the Knicks have a history of sending players away and then they have success down the line in their careers on another team.
      I feel iman will be another one of those players if sent away.

      • tuberippin - Jun 23, 2014 at 4:48 AM

        ^You mean like Marcus Camby?

        Or like Channing Frye?

        Or like David Lee?

        Or like Zach Randolph?


      • TheMorningStar - Jun 23, 2014 at 10:07 AM

        You mean like:

        Marty Collins

        Landry Fields

        Toney Douglas

        Renaldo Blakman

        Nah, the Knicks won’t regret dumping Schumpert at all.

      • money2long - Jun 23, 2014 at 10:22 AM

        Notice how morning star named ppl so current.
        Why not just name people who left last season.

      • TheMorningStar - Jun 23, 2014 at 5:22 PM

        So current??? When was the last time Marty Collins or Renaldo Balkman played in the NBA???

      • money2long - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:18 PM

        Well after Marcus camby

  3. unfly - Jun 23, 2014 at 3:45 AM

    They already had a deal for this on the table and pulled away at the last minute. Shumpert to the Bulls for the 16th?

    • Kevin S. - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:35 AM

      Why would half a season less of Shumpert suddenly be worth a pick 13 slots higher? If anything, Shumpert’s worth less now than he was at the deadline. Dolan’s an idiot for bungling that trade up. No way was Shumpert ever strong enough to also move Felton’s contract.

  4. saint1997 - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    Go Tim Hardaway Jr instead, I feel he’s worth a higher pick

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Jun 23, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      He is not going anywhere, so you can forget that one.

  5. spyder9669 - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    Suns #27 he could be a decent beench guy

  6. mnsadsportsfan - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Is he worth a first rounder?

  7. phillyguyindc - Jun 23, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    He took a step back last year, but the entire team took a step back last year. I don’t think he is worth a first rounder.

  8. loungefly74 - Jun 23, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    I just hope we continue to see that cool head-tilt pic shot of Shump displaying his high fade in all its glory…why they didnt use it for this article? idk.

  9. basketballbro - Jun 23, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Just a thought but maybe if they got Melo on board (if Melo is truly feels he wants to leave), and package shumpert and Melo for some expiring contracts and 1st rounder?? Like to the bulls for Boozer, another role player to match contracts, and a 1st rounder for Shump and Melo

    • jerze2387 - Jun 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      thats exactly what i thought when i saw the headline. Shumpert would be decent splitting time with Butler. Although the package would probably have to be better for melo. id say:

      Bulls 2 first rounders



      • spursareold - Jun 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM

        They’re not taking Booz.

      • basketballbro - Jun 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM

        I think they would be more than willing to take Boozer + a draft pick if the only other option would be seeing Melo walk for absolutely nothing

  10. sportsfan18 - Jun 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Phil should offer to sell a certain bridge there in NYC instead…

    He’d get better offers from the other teams if he was offering to sell that bridge than asking for a first round pick for Shump…

    Shump has a career PER of 10.5 folks. Tis not even close to the league average of 15.0

    His PER last season was 9.6

    Yep, that just SCREAMS first round player in return for him…

    He can’t shoot either folks.

    FG% of .378% last season.

    FG% of .396% the season before last.

    Career FG% of .391

    yep, that too just SCREAMS that he should be traded for a first round pick…

    • kinggw - Jun 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM

      Shumpert is worth a 1st round pick. He’s young, defends well, has a decent stroke from behind the arc (34%) and probably can be controlled for a few more years on the cheap. Yes, he only shoots 39% from the field, but he only takes 7 shots a game.

      The Heat, who don’t particularly value their draft picks, should be all over this.

    • cruzan80 - Jun 23, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      Shoot 3s at a league-avg level, and stop the team from going 1-8 when he’s out of the lineup. Rebound at a top-five level for a guard, defend better than any other wing on the roster. The team lost five straight without him, and opposing wings set 5 season-highs in that span he was out. People (sportsfan7) foolishly focus on just his scoring or “PER” & praise Tim Hardaway Jr. (12.8 PER) who does literally nothing but score.

      In the end….this is just another trolling hate filled post by sportsfan7 completely void of logic.

  11. Mr. Wright 212 - Jun 23, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    People watch how Woodson stifled his game and f’ed up his head and think you can look at stats to see his ability.

    The guy would flourish elsewhere. He can’t run alongside a guy who (last season HAD to be) a ball-dominant, volume scorer. He could easily average close to a double double in the right system. All he got was scraps in terms of opportunities to score with the Knicks.

  12. spursareold - Jun 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Shumpert’s career PER is 10.5. The PER of an AVERAGE NBA player is 15. I wouldn’t give up a SECOND rounder for this fluffy piece of the NY hype machine.

  13. csbanter - Jun 23, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Shumpert is better than most of the players coming out of this draft. He’s stronger than Exum,Wiggins, has more experience than all (obviously), his upside remains to be seen. Put him in the right system (San Antonio) he will thrive.

  14. nikedunks13 - Jun 23, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    They’ve been trying to get a first round pick for Shumpert for a while now

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