Sam SpiegelmanLast 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.