HoopsHype Iman Shumpert rumors

June 24, 2014 Updates

The Knicks have $1.8 million in cash with which to buy picks in the draft and have explored dealing Iman Shumpert. In a bigger blockbuster, center Tyson Chandler could be made available. The limit is $3 million to spend in transactions for a year, and they gave $1.2 million to Toronto in the Andrea Bargnani disaster. They will have the full $3 million to spend beginning July 1. New York Post

June 23, 2014 Updates

Chad Ford: P.J. Hairston the likely target MT @Marc Stein: Hearing: Knicks have explored possibility of swapping Iman Shumpert for late 1st rounder Twitter @chadfordinsider

Marc Stein: Hearing: Knicks have explored possibility of swapping Iman Shumpert for late first-round pick heading into Thursday's draft. Links to OKC are inevitable when subject of Shumpert comes up after OKC showed interest in defensive specialist at trade deadline. Twitter

June 15, 2014 Updates

Moke Hamilton: Yes. I’ve been hearing it’ll be Shumpert or cash that’ll be sent out. RT @rocboy623: #Knicks end up with a draft pick in this year’s draft? Twitter

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So Phil’s got to get a star if he loses Anthony. I’ve heard this one: The Knicks get Noah and the Bulls get Tyson Chandler, a good expiring deal so they can go after Kevin Love next year, and Iman Shumpert, who is from Chicago and a good defender who Thibs would like and Pablo Prigioni, a good backup point if they lose Augustin and Hinrich. The Bulls gets three for one. How could they pass on that? Oh, right, they give up the only good player in the deal. Just what the Knicks might be thinking regarding Anthony. NBA.com

April 8, 2014 Updates

Jackson also stressed in his chat with reporters last week how much he values players applying pressure on defense. Shumpert’s widely regarded as one of the top perimeter defenders in the league. According to a new metric that measures a player’s defensive value, Shumpert is the third-best defender among shooting guards in the NBA. “I think Phil sees his value on both ends of the floor,” the source said. ESPN.com

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Early in the fourth quarter, with the Knicks — who had led by 16 at one point — holding a slim 68-66 lead and little momentum, Anthony made his biggest play of the night, finding Iman Shumpert for a 3-pointer, his only points of the night. Anthony scored the next time down the floor to increase the lead to seven. “It’s simple — if a man is open, you pass him the ball,” Anthony said. “My teammates made shots — when I found them, they [were] open.” New York Post

March 17, 2014 Updates

Now Shumpert appears to have a legitimate future with Phil Jackson’s Knicks. According to a league source, Jackson is a fan of Shumpert. Shumpert is a defensive-minded player who sacrifices his game and doesn’t need to score a lot to have an impact. “Iman is still part of this,’’ a league source familiar with the Knicks’ thinking told The Post. New York Post

Shumpert will be in the final year of his rookie contract next season, earning $2.6 million. If he continues to play like he has recently, he’ll have trade value this summer. But he also could have value on this roster as Jackson revamps. Like a lot of Knicks, he will be on audition in the final 15 games as the Knicks vie for a playoff berth. “Whatever Phil adds on, I’m sure will be positive for this ballclub,’’ Shumpert said. “I’m happy about it. Anything that will help my game — he’s had success helping players.’’ New York Post

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Even after Shumpert suffered a strained left MCL in a Knicks loss last Wednesday, Oklahoma City was willing to part with this year's first-round draft pick to land the Knicks' shooting guard, according to sources with knowledge of the trade discussions. The Knicks, however, refused to do the deal because they weren't getting a current player in return who could help them make a push for this year's Eastern Conference playoffs. At the end of the day, they deemed Shumpert more valuable than the 28th pick (or whatever low pick OKC gets) of the draft, sources said. ESPN.com

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