We started the season under the guise that perhaps Iman Shumpert could get traded at some point. Fans pointed towards his defense and those few foreshadowing sparks of offense he has had over his career as signs that there was potential that we could not overlook.
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Ever since the “Iman Shumpert to Denver for the Nuggets Kenneth Faried” rumor hit a few weeks back, the NBA has been ripe with rumors for possible destinations for Shump.
Talk has been anything from a trade to the Celtics for Rajon Rondo, to one for disgruntled Rockets big man, Omer Asik.
But taking the cap into account and the December 15th deadline for recently signed players, here are some actual possibilities the Knicks have if they want to use Shumpert in a trade. Continue reading
The New York Knicks look to continue their playoff-winning ways Sunday afternoon as the NBA Conference Semi-Finals continue at Madison Square Garden vs. the Pacers.
After months and years of Carmelo Anthony appearing in the Blue and Orange, he has finally destroyed the ghosts of more than a decade of playoff losing for the Knicks. But will they continue towards their path to a championship against Indiana?
The New York Knicks winning streak reached 10 games as the red-hot Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points – one game after scoring 50 – to defeat the Hawks in Atlanta, Wednesday, 95-82.
Those 10 games are the longest streak for the Knicks since 1993-94, when they ended up in the NBA Finals. Continue reading
We needed a picture of Shump’s fade around here, so Iman Shumpert leads the Knicks notes.
Shumpert returned last game, against the Pistons in London, with a nice 8 points, 2 rebounds, and a steal, going 2 for 3 from three-point territory. Continue reading
The first time around, Knicks fans got their satisfaction. The coach who they pleaded to find a little defense until he decided New York was not in his future plans, returned to the Garden and lost with his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, 116-107.
And boy was that fun. Despite MVP candidate, Carmelo Anthony getting injured in the final minutes of the game, the Knicks were able to run the wounded Lakers off the floor.
This left the Lakers at 9-14, a shell of the normal Lakers teams. Having dispatched embattled coach, Mike Brown, after only 5 games, LA was still trying to get used to D’Antoni’s “SSOL” offense.
Opening Day Starting Lineup (Pts/Reb/Ast)
PG: Deron Williams 21.0/3.3/8.7
SG: Joe Johnson 18.8/3.7/3.9
SF: Gerald Wallace 15.2/6.8/3.1
PF: Kris Humphries 13.8/11.0/1.5
C: Brook Lopez 19.2/3.6/1.2
Biggest Question: Is this team really rising?