Knicks could revisit Iman Shumpert deal

Sam Spiegelman

Last week, Phil Jackson said no player on the Knicks roster was untouchable. That includes Iman Shumpert.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are interested in trading one of their late first-round picks, and that’s what Jackson is searching for. The Thunder and Knicks had a deal involving Shumpert back in February that would give New York the 29th pick, and that could be back on the table now, according to the New York Post.

It’s a good move for the Knicks salary cap-wise. The 29th pick will make $959,000 in 2015-16. Shumpert, on the other hand, is set to earn $2.6 million in 2014-15 with a $3.7 million qualifying offer in 2015-16.




126 comments
Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

Good get him outta here, he was an absolute dog all season.

ReneNYK1
ReneNYK1

Iman will count 2.5 million towards the 2015 cap a 29 pick is 950k and the 21 is 1.5 million,so if the move Iman is about money too,

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Ppl....we dont need a high draft pick. Even if we did get one, he would be traded. Us attempting to acquire draft picks is all about making a team give up one of these 2015 free agents.....No team is taking Felton and/or Bargs without a draft pick or 2. I cant see any team playing games and lettin any of these guys walk for free bcuz theyll be in a rebuild state without anything to rebuild with

Kevin Olenick
Kevin Olenick

Suggestion: Get rid of kmart, barg, and anyone that does not great on court skills for players like julius randle, possibly napier

Kevin Olenick
Kevin Olenick

go for a no 2 pick from the bucks and 10th pick from milwaukee

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Get it done!! Again....Phil's Philosophy is what changes the dynamics, not his coaching. Get the 1st rd pick for Shump, buy another one from Philly or the Bucks and trade Bargs and Felton for something special. Preferably Lamarcus.

chudogz1
chudogz1

Looks like my boy Ennis is moving up the draft board.... What you doubters got to say? LMAO.... Watch a college game before making comments on players... Happy holidays

rico
rico

Don't Phoenix and Milwaukee have 4 picks each? 

They can't even sign that many players so it's incumbent on them to trade or sell the picks. 



chudogz1
chudogz1

@Kevin Olenick. Julius Randle WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE to is.. He's a top 5 pick

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Kevin Olenick Phil's not a magician.

Who in the hell would give you a high draft pick for AB, Kmart, or anyone not named Melo.

Pass on Napier. 

If you're looking at a mid table pick, I'd go with Ennis in a second. Which of course, the Knicks won't have.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@kevin Olenick. Dude, you're in dream land... No offense, but who the hell do u think they would want for those picks.... They may want Phil Jackson, that's about all we have to offer

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@Kvdaone 

Just a suggestion, but if you would think before you talk you just may say something that makes sense! Maybe you tried it before and it did not work out for you, so if that left you between a rock and a hard place, well some of us just have to know when to kick rocks. Which I'm about to do now!

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@chudogz 

OVERRATED! To me he needs AT LEAST another year in college and will find himself in the D-league depending on what team draft him! I would take an experienced "free agent", someone like Malcolm Delaney over any of the green point guards in this years draft!

YouTube: Malcolm Delaney Tribute - Bayern Munich 2013/14

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@rico 

They can draft foreign players that aren't NBA ready and stash them overseas, in addition to trading or selling the picks.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@knicks1 What is so darn attractive about Jeremy Lin? He stinks and he's a softee. lol

theking
theking

@knicks1  not me ... that's a poo poo platter and I doubt dolan would want lin back anyways

zebeto
zebeto

@knicks1 if melo wants to leave NY for a contender and or wont give a hometown discount .....im down !

chudogz1
chudogz1

@VerySilentJay. Napier would be the best pg we have, right now... I like Ennis more tho

jax13
jax13

I wanna smoke wit ur smokin.....bargs n Felton will not get anything special......this is a fantasy, can we talk reality

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@knicks1 @Kvdaone  What i mean is...If we acquire two 1st rds, what team wouldnt take those pics and two bum fillers in order to get something for a player thatis definitely walkin next summer.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@VerySilentJay. When I mentioned him before the season ended, saying he was better than Fatty, right now, a few people said he was to slow, no thanks and blah blah blah... It was a few months back, so I can't remember who it was, and they probably changed their handle by now

chudogz1
chudogz1

@HypoCrit_calNYKfans. LMAO.. He's only a freshman, and if my memory is not failing me, tons and tons of people were saying the same about Michael Carter Williams.... Ennis had a better freshman year than him, so I can't agree with you... Not sure what you mean about Greenpoint, but I'm from there...... And please remember you're words next year, because I definitely will... Malcolm who??? Don't apply for our GM position... Lol

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@HypoCrit_calNYKfans @chudogz I don't think he's overrated. Expectations aren't grounded surrounding him since there's a lot of potential there.

He's a very crafty, high bball IQ and court awareness, which allows him to attack at will even though he's not as athletic as other guards in the draft.

Imo, he's the best passer in the draft. Best pure PG. His ceiling is quite impressive imo, could easily go in the Tony Parker direction. Not as good, but that mold of player.

theking
theking

@knicks1 @rico  smart is not going lower then 8 or 9. but I def would do that in a heart beat send him out west get that pick

chudogz1
chudogz1

@Kevin Olenick. Let me guess... U said the same thing about Michael Carter Williams last year...???

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Kevin Olenick @VerySilentJay Gordon's projected to go in the top 10. He's a freak athlete but needs to put in a ton of work to develop his J, which is non existent at this point. No chance at getting one of those.


Ennis is a very solid floor general at his age. Imo the guard with the best pure PG abilities in the draft. Even though his athleticism isn't at an elite level, his smarts and control allow him to get by his man (deceptively quick first step imo).

Very underrated imo.


chudogz1
chudogz1

@VerySilentJay... I agree with you.. It doesn't sound like hypocritical whatever his name is has watched the Cuse this year... Maybe one game, max!

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@VerySilentJay 

I guess IMO all of the "top prospect" in this years draft have been hyped and overrated. Ennis does have good vision and court awareness as well as the basketball !Q of a productive PG. I have not seen every point guard who have entered into this years draft to say that Ennis is the best at any one skill above the others. I'll wait until Ennis play in the NBA against NBA competition to fill out my card on him!  

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@HypoCrit_calNYKfans @VerySilentJay In terms of comparisons and PG abilities.

Obviously how it translates to the NBA, that's up for grabs, but considering how well he plated as a freshman even thoguhhe wasn't even expected to start says a lot about his mentality and attitude.

jeandd323
jeandd323

@knicksgirl35 @knicks1 I would and here is why :

This deal would not damage  our cap situation in 2015 as both Lin and Asik would be " expired contract".

Parsons is a very nice piece to have 

The 1st round can e a good asset for us and and give us more options in the future.


Is this the best package? No

if the choice is between letting Melo walk and get something in return for him. I would prefer to get sonething in return.



knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@knicks1 @knicksgirl35 Ok. I'm crossing everything in hopes that he resigns but Lin froze Melo out when he was here so I really don't like him at all. He was in love with Landry and hoped that Melo would leave so they could be the "stars." I can't stand Lin for that and the other reasons I mentioned before.

theking
theking

@knicks1 @knicksgirl35  me too. I want him to finish his career here and if he leaves I would like something in return but I do not want lin back on this team ...

theking
theking

@knicks1  keep shump dump the rest but I like that

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@knicks1 

"id trade chandler for phx #14 pick in a heartbeat 

and hope that smart, ennis, lavine are still available at that point"

If shooting would concern you why would you want to draft the overrated Marcus Smart who as a sophomore in college shot less than "20% form behind the 3 point line and overall is a bad shooter?

theking
theking

@knicks1 @theking  but it would be spacing ... shump is a good corner/elbow three point shooter u put melo on the other side and run a pick and roll with our center rondo would kill he wouldn't need to shoot that good ... what he needs to do is work on his free throws tho

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@theking @knicks1 With Rondo as a PG, you won't have spacing issues at all. Woodson would've looked like a tactician genius if Rondo was a Knick.

That would be a very solid defensive backcourt. If Shumpert could polish a bit his 3 pt shooting, it'd be monstrous.

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@knicksgirl35 

Lin played as if he was the first option, even when Carmelo came back. That didn't sit well with Carmelo and it didn't sit well with Woodson neither. I wish it could have worked but Danphony had poisoned Lin's mind, and the triangle of Danphony, Carmelo and Lin was primed to FAIL!