Shumpert, Murry to see time at point sans Pablo (UPDATED)

Adam Zagoria, Team Reporter

With Pablo Prigioni joining the ranks of the injured for the Knicks, Iman Shumpert and the little-used Toure’ Murray will be pressed into service at point guard.

“Toure’, we gotta get him ready to play and probably try to play Iman at some one,” Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Tuesday. “So we just gotta mix and match a little bit until we’re able to get Raymond [Felton] and Pablo back.”

Prigioni is out at least two weeks with a fracture of his right big toe, while Felton remains out for 2-3 weeks with a strained left hamstring.

That leaves 31-year-old Beno Udrih as the most accomplished point guard on the roster, with Murry likely to get a bump in playing time after seeing action in just nine of 24 games.

“He’s a young player that hasn’t been under the big lights yet, so we gotta give him a shot, just see where he is as a player,” Woodson said. “I think he’s got the skills but this will be something new for him.”

Shumpert is a natural wing player who has struggled of late, but will also be pressed into service at the point.

The Knicks also recalled Chris Smith from the D-League after Smith recently went for 28 points in a game. Woodson had called that a “possibility” when Prigioni first went down.


Adam Zagoria covers the New York Knicks and Big East hoops for NBA.com and SNY.tv. He also appears as a Big East Basketball Insider on SNY and 1050 ESPN Radio. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.




30 comments
grandpa54
grandpa54

how to fix NYK

fire woodon

trade smith felton mwp chandler  to Houston for lin asik and caspi

cut c smith sign tyler


Bobby Blazes
Bobby Blazes

The season already over for the knicks this team hit rock bottom they might as well give chris smith and tour'e murry shout

granville mcdowell
granville mcdowell

shump and murry at point? might as well just pack it in cuase the season  is over.

prince
prince

Seth Curry is averaging 22 points and 8 assists per game in the D-League, I think he's worth a try.

1harris1
1harris1

This idiot will play Beno 30-35 minutes a night at pg, and Murray will continue to be lucky to see the light of day. It is ridiculous that arguably our best defensive point guard never plays (Shump is not a point guard).

And please spare me the nonsense about how we're "overrating" this kid. We 're 7-17. It 's not like playing Murray would have cost us anything.

Marvel
Marvel

want a natural pg?  born pg? 


Darius Morris...


(know I'm talkin to no one, but need to vent )



Marvel
Marvel

shump has no handle tho....

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

I wouldn't play a PG for the sake of playing a PG. Woody doesn't even run plays, so I'd just put my two best shooters in the backcourt for stretches... I'm very concerned about leaving Beno in there. He can't stay in front of anyone on D, and he's very sloppy with the ball. I do think Murry should get some burn. Might as well find out what we have in what is increasingly looking like a lost season

CL4nyk
CL4nyk

Toure Murry is allowed to f--k up as long as he plays with energy and urgency. There will be a learning curve but he needs o push the ball and set a proper pace. Poise and hustle what I'll be looking for against the Bucks.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Shump gets his revenge and throws Woody under the bus, after Woody showed him how it's done after the Pacer game.


Chris Herring @HerringWSJ 19h

Shumpert said team didn't discuss calling a timeout if they allowed a basket on WAS's last shot. Said they largely assumed they'd get a stop

zebeto
zebeto

woodson has said that before about murray................ it'll be Beno and Shump throughtout the game .......and murray comes in in garbage time .

Chris
Chris

Thats good to. One guard has no handle, and the other has no PT. He should play them together, they can both defend the ball, we might not get torched as badly by everybody's guards

knickfan2
knickfan2

That's a really good, unbiased analysis. Fire Woodson!

Marvel
Marvel

@prince 

and he can shoot.... makes too much sense for this joke of an organization..

buddhabing
buddhabing

@prince Isn't Seth Curry on Golden States' roster? Thought i saw somewhere they signed him.

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

We should cut C.Smith & Udrich>give D. Morris a chance w/ Murry.

rico
rico

@Knicks_Fanatic shump also said it was his assignment to help Beno and he also had Brain-freeze. Don't make Shump a hero, if you noticed Beno was signaling for help with his left hand…err aa never came.


Play Murry!

lindro88
lindro88

@Marvel @prince I don't think you can sign D League players yet.  I think you can only bring up your own.  Not 100 percent sure about that, but I heard it mentioned.  

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

It's not Shump fault. Barg' suppose to stay in the paint. Shump was defending his man. Be no should of fouled Beal.

lindro88
lindro88

@Marvel @prince 10 day contracts start Jan 5th.  So unless the Knicks want to sign a D League player for the remainder of the season, they have to wait until that date.