Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Opening Tip: Shump in Phil's future plans?
By Ian Begley
For most of the season, it seemed as if Iman Shumpert's days as a Knick were numbered.
Shumpert’s name was floated in several trade rumors throughout the first few months of the year. The Knicks nearly completed a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers to flip Shumpert for Darren Collison prior to the Feb. 20 trade deadline.
It seemed at the time that the Knicks would revisit talks to trade Shumpert at some point in the 2014 offseason.
But the team then hired Phil Jackson to serve as president. And the thinking on Shumpert changed.
ESPN New York reported that Shumpert was one of the players that impressed Jackson when he watched the team before being hired.