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December 13, 2014 Updates

But because it’s the Knicks, it wasn’t all good news. Guard Iman Shumpert could be lost for a few weeks with a dislocated left shoulder he suffered in the second quarter after getting entangled with Jeff Green. The Knicks are already without J.R. Smith, who is scheduled to have an MRI exam on his bruised left heel. “Another soldier down,’’ Amar’e Stoudemire said. New York Post

The timetable for his return depends on how much interior damage was done to ligaments or the labrum. Dwyane Wade missed five weeks last season with a dislocated shoulder. “We’ll see, I think I’m a pretty strong guy so hopefully all the weights I lifted this summer paid off and it will be a simple dislocation and I’ll be rehabbing it back,’’ Shumpert said. New York Post

Shumpert said the team doctors wouldn’t give him a projection until they knew there was no further damage from the MRI exam. “Because they know if they give it to me and I’m not back in that time, I’ll be [ticked] off,’’ Shumpert said. New York Post

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November 16, 2014 Updates

One of the holdovers from last season’s fractured 37-win squad — injured guard Iman Shumpert — confirmed as much on Saturday. “I definitely know. I know (finger-pointing) was a problem last year,” Shumpert said after not participating in practice in Greenburgh. “This year, like I said, it’s a confidence in the system, it’s a confidence in one another. I think everybody trusted that once we came to training camp, we could see that everybody worked their ass off this summer. New York Daily News

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Williams toasted Shumpert like an English muffin all game, finishing with 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting in the Nets’ 110-99 victory. One question was answered: Williams is healthy. One question remained: When are the Knicks getting a healthy point guard back? “I’m going to take this one,” said Shumpert, who stood up, stuck out his chest and took every hit. “Deron Williams got to do whatever he wanted out there. I got to get better with controlling the ball after him coming off the ball screen. I didn’t do a good job of that tonight. “As a reflection of that, our bigs got in foul trouble, they hit 3s from everywhere on the court because he kept getting into that paint. I [have] got to do a better job of getting over the ball screens and not letting him get into our defense.” New York Post

November 7, 2014 Updates

Knicks president Phil Jackson decided against giving Shumpert an extension on his rookie contract by the Oct. 31 deadline, so he could lose him in free agency this summer. “He’s just playing the game within the system, taking what the system is giving him,’’ said Anthony, one of Shumpert’s biggest fans. New York Post

November 4, 2014 Updates

Iman Shumpert says he isn’t worried about his potential free agency in the summer of 2015 after the Knicks declined to extend his contract at the Oct. 31 deadline. “I can’t think about that. We make the playoffs and I do what I’m supposed to do, things will happen,” Shumpert said late Sunday night. “But until I do that, I can’t worry about it. ... “I’m worried about winning games. Like I’ve said, that was the worst year of my life last year and I don’t ever want to feel that again. Mentally I just want to keep playing well and keep everything positive.” ESPN.com

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The deadline to pick up options or extend players on their rookie contracts is Friday. According to league sources familiar with the dynamic between Shumpert and the Knicks, there had been no discussions about a possible extension entering this week. If the Knicks don't agree to an extension with Shumpert, he will be a restricted free agent this summer. ESPN.com

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Shumpert, who didn’t scrimmage or have any contact during Monday’s practice at their Greenburgh campus, believes he will play. Shumpert has been sitting out some practices, including those at West Point. But the Knicks coaching staff is worried Shumpert’s hamstring issue could linger. Fisher also said guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is battling hip inflammation. Hardaway Jr., Shumpert and Amar’e Stoudemire, resting his knees, barely participated in Monday’s practices. “I was telling Shump earlier, for eight months we have to be at our absolute best,’’ Fisher said. “It’s a long season. We can’t rush trying to be so excited for the start of the season.’’ New York Post

Shumpert, in the final year of his rookie contract, is aiming to play in the preseason opener. The Knicks will also face the Celtics Saturday at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. “I believe I‘m playing,’’ Shumpert said. “I would hope so. I don’t want to sit out all these practices and not play. That’s why I’m sitting everything out so I can get some game action.” New York Post

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