HoopsHype Iman Shumpert rumors

February 21, 2014 Updates

However, according to a person familiar with the guards thinking, Shumpert feels he can be used better by coach Mike Woodson. Shumpert, according to the source, prefers not to play the small-forward position in the team’s two point-guard alignment. But especially with Andrea Bargnani injured, Woodson wants to roll with a three-guard unit to keep Carmelo Anthony at power forward. New York Post

Shumpert’s trade value in the league is a matter of taste. “Not a big fan,’’ said one NBA executive. “He’s not a good shooter. Is he a stopper or just a good defender? His performances are all over the place. He’s an OK rotation player on maybe a playoff team, but on Indiana or Miami, he wouldn’t even play.’’ New York Post

February 20, 2014 Updates

Carmelo Anthony said last week that he was very interested in re-signing this offseason as long as the Knicks showed him a strong plan to become a title contender again. Making a big splash prior to the trade deadline would have been one way to impress Anthony. A source familiar with the circumstances said New York was "close" to a deal that would have brought a much-needed point guard Darren Collison and forward Matt Barnes in exchange for point guard Raymond Felton and shooting guard Iman Shumpert. But it didn't happen. The Knicks' brass might have to work some magic on draft night to impress Anthony before free agency begins. Yahoo! Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski: Iman Shumpert's MRI has revealed no tears in left knee, only a mildly sprained MCL, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Could miss two weeks. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Ian Begley: One thing to keep an eye on with Shumpert: Source says OKC has interest if MCL isn't torn. #Knicks want a first-round pick back for Shumpert Twitter @IanBegley

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