Quote: Shumpert after career night vs. Spurs

“I’ve been getting great, wide-open shots in the corner, wide-open shots on the wing. And I just haven’t knocked them down.”

-Iman Shumpert after last nights win over the San Antonio Spurs, commenting on his season in contrast to last night.

Harris Decker

Obviously this was an amazing night for Shumpert who hasn’t had much to smile about this season. What’s interesting about this comment is that it’s 100 percent accurate. If you go back and look at the number of uncovered shots Shumpert has missed this season, it’s horrifying. He’s been getting good looks all year and simply not converting them.

Some guys like Andrea Bargnani haven’t hit shots because of the lack of ball movement. Bargnani is a player that can’t create his own shots and always needs that final pass to score. Shumpert can, and did, score in many ways. He can drive to the basket, dunk and hit outside shots. On Thursday night, he lived up to the potential that a lot of Knicks fans hoped for this year. Now, it’s on him to deliver more of these performances in 2014.

313 comments
lobcity
lobcity

Lets go Toure Murry!!!

The kid is nice!

tommy2b
tommy2b

who was the gm that gave allan houston 100+million to rehab his knees?  even worse than the amare deal

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Are we doubling up tonite or do we return back to 1 win every other week showcase?

solar_lion
solar_lion

This is fun blog. Thanks for the back and forth all. Let's go Knicks!

johneco
johneco

Shump's season stats

Yesterday: 5.8pts, 36%fg, 30%3fg

Today: 6.8pts, 39%fg, 35%3fg


What a difference a day makes...

tommy2b
tommy2b

stocked up on booze and jerky.  Ready for the game now


kneggyknik
kneggyknik

Walsh was garbage. Lebron laughed at him as he showed up late rolling in his wheel chair.

solar_lion
solar_lion

I use to right for a blog myself at one time. No more time. Today's a snow day so I'm ranting with the rest of the Knicks Blogs regulars.

akamarb
akamarb

dude .. honestly ... he kinda sucks...i cant blv ppl were clamoring for him over a veteran in beno who has a ring and is a proven winner !!

tommy2b
tommy2b

@Kiyan Carter Bargs did a great job on him last time one on one.  Chandler probably gets the matchup this time, let's see how he does.

lobcity
lobcity

Huh?? This is Woodson we are talking about.

akamarb
akamarb

Solar Energy Lion !!!

solar_lion
solar_lion

@johnecoMe thinks that one game had such an impact on his state b/c he isn't a volume shooter like JR. For JR to bumb up his stats like that he'd have to have a lot of good games.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@johneco still pretty ugly numbers.  He needs to keep playing well.

akamarb
akamarb

what bout the fried chicken 

lobcity
lobcity

Lmao... Thats messed up but its the truth.

Tikki
Tikki

@kneggyknik I disliked many of Walsh's moves (chief being the D'Antoni hire), but if what you say has any truth, I don't want any player representing the Knicks that laughs at someone in a wheelchair.

akamarb
akamarb

yes ... isiah was much better 

akamarb
akamarb

im sorry but anyone with the opinion that Wlash did a bad job  - their opinion is now useless 

akamarb
akamarb

U used to write or right ???

lobcity
lobcity

@Ak.... He plays defense. We will always have a chance to win with good defense even though our offense suck. Imo, i think its important to always focus on defense first and let your offense click later on.

lobcity
lobcity

Ak.. Eat some organic veggies man lol

tommy2b
tommy2b

@akamarb The wife has friends over with kids... I'm consigned to the bedroom.  She won't let me eat fried chicken in here.

moneyball
moneyball

@Tikki @kneggyknik Dude..it wasn't "Bambi" it was a temporary situation....... Jesus didn't make walsh walk again....SMH

solar_lion
solar_lion

@akamarbThe point of all this back and forth with our resident Walsh die hard is that all GMs under the current ownership regime have faltered as much a result of their own failings in execution but also to a very large extent to the failings of ownerships misguided franchise building directives. That goes for Walsh, Thomas, Grunwald etc.

solar_lion
solar_lion

@akamarbI tend to agree with moneyball. You made a point that Walsh executed what he was asked to produce. Clear cap space for 2010. Did he get the most out of the players he dealt. Nope. Meanwhile other GMs squeeze the Knicks for every dime and penny and the Knicks front office puts out like a hooker on a crack high.

moneyball
moneyball

@akamarb Walsh "the Turtle" was amongst the worst GM'S in NBA History. Joey Crawford's brother "Bulto" the Hot Dog Vendor on 31rst street and 7TH ave could have made better deals for Zach and Crawford.

lobcity
lobcity

Ooh ok. I like to drink most of my veggies as well. Idk if i can do wheat grass though...but like you i need my fix to. I just had some wings from dominos. I'm about to get some chocolate cake lol..

akamarb
akamarb

blv it or not ... i eat very healthy 90& of the time...i drink wheatgrass daily...i eat a lot of veggies and fruits....but since i gave up drugs...i now have to get my high different ways...so once a week i treat myself to fried chicken

akamarb
akamarb

but i would like a wife when its all said and done....im a softie beneath this hard exterior...i want kids some day.,., im 30 already !!!

tommy2b
tommy2b

@akamarb  Keep it that way if you're smart, lol. 

"Smart man + smart woman = romance

Smart man + dumb woman = affair 
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage 
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy "

akamarb
akamarb

u know what ... i just have a gf i dont even have a wife...so i shouldnt be saying anything

Tikki
Tikki

@moneyball @Tikki @kneggyknik 

I've never seen the movie so I can't really comment on Bambi . . . and I'll have to take your word on the Jesus thing.

solar_lion
solar_lion

@moneyball@solar_lion@akamarbThat one I can wholly agree with. All Knicks GMs seem to be asked to reboot without undergoing a full rebuild. Plan Bs, Cs, Ds- if needed- are afterthoughts. We mortgage our future for a quick turn around sold to us by marketing types. All the while not paying heed to possibility that that the bubble burst on past models of franchise building. We need someone with vision putting the Knicks together. We need coaching that is at that level as well. Will it happen under Dolan's watch. All I can do is pray. And I'm an atheist. Hahaha.

moneyball
moneyball

 @akamarb Don't forget the worst GM in the HISTORY of the NBA .. LAYDEN.

akamarb
akamarb

so the fact that other gms raped our gms or dolan while walsh wasnt here - should reflect poor on Donnie


Good POoint there..,..

akamarb
akamarb

yes those great players that were making 16 milion per with 3 plus years on their deal and leading their teams to 23 wins....gms were clamoring for them around the nba