Shumpert to play on Tuesday February 18th, 2014 12:08 pm Iman Shumpert will play on Tuesday night against Memphis, Mike Woodson said. Shumpert strained his hip flexor on Feb. 12. Like this:Like Loading... 87 comments   Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest Mike Dell Italia 5pts say the knicks don't land a significant piece, is there anyway shump could land us a first round pick? kneggyknik 5pts Grunwaldo has crippled any chance of upgrading the roster. Everyone knew we needed a pg but instead he traded picks for the biggest bust in draft history. orlando_knickfan 5pts Finally someone with some sense, Brian Windhorst.He essentially said that Melo and Lebron should both STAY and not opt out setting up the biggest FA frenzy after next year.Even if Melo left, he says Melo would have to wait anyway since the LAL suck, and the Bulls are unknown.Meaning, we could put a team of melo, Lebron. Rondo together ourselves or some other combination. zdiddy4nyk 5pts "The Toronto Raptors have expressed interest in acquiring Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried before Thursday’s trade deadline, league sources told Basketball Insiders. Denver is listening to offers for the 24-year-old, but nothing is imminent."Someone is going to come up with a 3 way trade between Den, Raps and Knicks.Knicks get Lowry, Faried to Raps and Shump to Denver plus other pieces!! tifoso6 5pts Dolan put himself into the corner with the Bargs trade. They do not have much to offer now. MeloStat301 5pts Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman Carmelo said his teammates of Eastern Conference were pulling for him to win MVP but admits Kyrie deserved it. All except Lebron who stopped looking for him in the closing minutes LOL...too bust trying to go one on one with KD. orlando_knickfan 5pts BTW, she looks good!http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/02/skylar-diggins-si-swimsuit-photos/ Darwin Hernandez 5pts Off topic. I don't want to sound too critical of the staff here but there are a ton of interesting articles about our team that are not linked here. Why? When Tommy was here not one single news thread would go by without TKB posting a link and commentary on it. This was truly the one stop for all things Knicks. chuco 5pts If the Knicks only offering beno,felton,and Shump we not getting nothing people they gotta throw that pick in for something to change I hate it but its a pick 4yrs from now none of us would know the outcome till 2018 so why not go for it anthony G. Decesare 5pts I know this will sound nuts on the surface but what about Shumpert for Chris Kaman? May have to throw a small piece like a udrih to make it fit cap wise. But trading for Kaman, you allow Hardaway to play the 2, get more outside shooting and with Kaman you get a low post scorer next to Chandler..Felton, Hardaway, Melo, Kaman and Chandler.....2 7 footers at the 4 and 5... SheSaidSpikeWho 5pts Knicks are just appeasing their fans by doing their "due diligence". Nobody is getting traded. This is just so we feel like they, ya know, tried. zdiddy4nyk 5pts "JR undoubtedly needs to cut down on his poor shot selection and begin literally shooting to his strengths. His one-on-one mentality not only hurts his team since he is shooting an ice-cold 28.7 percent in isolation situations but it also kills the flow of the offense. JR needs to realize where his strengths are on the court and exemplify those on a nightly basis.His true strength is in spot-up, catch-and-shoot situations, where he is shooting an efficient 47.7 percent at a 1.3 points per possession clip – ranking him in the top 96 percent in the league. That’s excellent. That puts him above the likes of superstars Paul George and Kevin Durant. JR needs to lessen his shots attempts off the dribble, which he attempts 36 percent of the time and increase his spot-up, catch-and-shoot tries that he is only attempting 25 percent of the time. JR is a very productive corner three-point shooter at 42.4 percent, however, of all Smith's combined shots he is only attempting the corner three at an extremely low rate, 6.11 percent of the time. The catch-and-shoot corner three is analytically the most efficient shot for high-level shooters in the NBA. Kyle Korver attempts it at a clip of 23.13 percent of the time. JR, learn from the best."~Hoopshype SuperDuper 5pts @kneggyknik The mistake was the amnesty to Billups after re-signing him for Chandler. Should had used the amnesty on Amare and let Billups play out the yr or trade him at deadline. knickfan2 5pts Exactly. And that's been an unpopular sentiment on TKB. The best thing to do would be to wait until 2015 and use the money to bring in 2 superstar teammates to pair with Melo.The only major thing we should change in the meantime is the coaching staff. This "win now" mentality cripples our team. Why beg Boston to trade Rondo when we can wait it out? Plus, we'll have a '15 pick to acquire a player (especially if we suck next season). barnaby87 5pts @zdiddy4nyk Lowry has more trade value to the Raps than Faried does. Also Faried has more trade value to Denver than Shump does. onewhoknix 5pts @zdiddy4nyk I think the point would be to give Lowry a big guy to play off of right? Maybe Amir Johnson for Farried thatsagoodpoint 5pts @zdiddy4nyk Please, no. OLDKNICK 5pts @Biggie Ouch !!! Oh no!!! That is all that's needed for pacers to get a real point guard. carl hill 5pts @Biggie Danny would go for something like that, i am about to listen to weei right now... thatsagoodpoint 5pts @Biggie If true it' probably why we're looking into Teague. barnaby87 5pts @Biggie LOL, 3 firsts for Rondo? I know they're late round 1sts, but that's insane. I would hope to get back CP3 at that value. zdiddy4nyk 5pts @Biggie That would be a great trade for Bos. It would make the Pacers an even better defensive team!! orlando_knickfan 5pts @tifoso6 CAA! STAT and Bargs deals and dealings have KILLED this team Mike Dell Italia 5pts @orlando_knickfan ehh she don't look that great. i see better looking girls in the city walking around illmatix 5pts @orlando_knickfan yum carl hill 5pts @orlando_knickfan She needs me in her life.... tifoso6 5pts @Darwin Hernandez I agree. There is a article in buckets calling for a new starting line-up of Prigs, Tyler, THJ, Melo and Chandler. Certainly worth talking about although it is extremely unlikely that the coach would buy into this type of creativity. kneggyknik 5pts If they covet rondo then they need to take back some nasty contracts...Joel Anthony, Wallace ... thatsagoodpoint 5pts @anthony G. Decesare And then when Bargs gets back we could go with Bargs at the 3... Melo at the 2!!! Felton/Melo/Bargs/Kaman/Chandler.. It's just crazy enough to work!! zdiddy4nyk 5pts @anthony G. Decesare THjr gets outscored by the man he is guarding by 5 PPG over 48 minutes. THjr playing more minutes makes the Knicks a worse defensive team...TRUTH!! orlando_knickfan 5pts Please delete your post. rkj473 5pts @SheSaidSpikeWho That' my thinking. Fans get all worked up about possible trades or firings but nothing has happened yet.If Woodson was fired already, I could understand. But this man is still the coach of a 20-32 team, he should not be involved in any decisions the teams makes moving forward.That why, trades at this point seems a long shot. The front office is poor. All they have to show so far for a 20-32 team is waving Chris Smith and signing Tyler. Knicks_Fanatic 5pts @SheSaidSpikeWho That's better than making a bad trade. It could be worse. thatsagoodpoint 5pts @SheSaidSpikeWho Its probably too late to go anywhere as it is. The one trade IMNSHOOC is the Chandler for Okafor and a draft pick trade. Guess it makes too much sense for us to consider it. SMDH. zdiddy4nyk 5pts JR and Melo would benefit big time with a PG that create shots for them...instead of them just having to always create shot. zdiddy4nyk 5pts @barnaby87 @zdiddy4nyk Plus pieces!! onewhoknix 5pts @barnaby87 @Biggie The name of the game is to win a championship. All potential moves leading up to that chip doesn't matter if its possible. The Pacers would be going all in but with great reason and as an Indy fan I don't think I could blame my management for doing so. There window is now and Rondo would make them ridiculous thatsagoodpoint 5pts @orlando_knickfan @tifoso6 Eh, were we ever truly fixed?? We've been broken for a dozen years or so. Last year being the lone exception. thatsagoodpoint 5pts @kneggyknik Anthony can't be traded until the summer so it'd have to be Wallace unless we could get anther team involved. anthony G. Decesare 5pts Why? Shumpert is giving them nothing xmenreturn 5pts @orlando_knickfan LMAO! illmatix 5pts @Knicks_Fanatic @SheSaidSpikeWho yup....no trade > a bad tradeyou can't make a trade for the sake of making a trade. Same goes for Woody imo, firing him for the sake of getting rid of him with no real coach to replace him makes no sense at this point in the season SheSaidSpikeWho 5pts @Knicks_Fanatic @SheSaidSpikeWho Oh, no doubt lol. This is the Knicks. Mike Dell Italia 5pts @thatsagoodpoint @SheSaidSpikeWho i would do that in 2 secs maybe 1. Get rid of that contract and get a first round pick in this years draft. That would be a great trade for us. rkj473 5pts @zdiddy4nyk This. Everyone realizes, at least I do, that Melo is very effective when he knows what he wants to do as soon as the ball is passed to him. Whether its a QUICK drive or a mid-range shot or and open 3-point attempt. That's where is at his best.JR is best when he catches and shoots the ball and not all the needless dribbling for a fade-away jump shot or he holds the ball.These players are clearly more effective when they have LESS decisions to make on the court. It's the reason why Felton's job on this team is obsolete because he just passes the ball to them and runs to the corner. He doesn't set them up or make plays to set them up. I have no idea why he is the starting point guard on this team.A play-making point guard would do wonders for this team. Mike Dell Italia 5pts @onewhoknix @barnaby87 @Biggie i don't think there window is now at all. Pacers are a very young team expect David West. Theres gonna be a elite team for years to come. I think there window is in a couple of years when Miami and San Antonio aren't as good xmenreturn 5pts @anthony G. Decesare You must have loved Pringles. That team is defense deficit. Nice try though with the Kaman Island! orlando_knickfan 5pts @anthony G. Decesare I don't care what SHump is doing this year, but there is NO WAY ON earth I am trading a 25 year old with up-side for that aged borderline scrub center. zdiddy4nyk 5pts @rkj473 @zdiddy4nyk I understand why you would say that...I am not going argue with that!!However, I believe a focus Felton is our best PG on this team. rkj473 5pts @zdiddy4nyk Well, I cannot say I disagree with that thinking. However, I you asked me to choose between having Prigs or Felton as the starting point guard? There is no doubt in my mind I am choosing Prigs. zdiddy4nyk 5pts @rkj473 Prig cannot dribble penetrate in the lane, if the statue of liberty was guarding him. Prig cannot breakdown a defense and thus create wide open shots to our other players.Prig is Kidd from last year...a ball mover, but lacks the rebounding and ability to defend bigger SG. rkj473 5pts @zdiddy4nyk @rkj473 I think Prigs is an excellent complimentary player at this time in his career. I wish he was younger, but even at his age he is much better than Felton. There is no reason 3 point guards on this team shouldn't be playing roughly around the same minutes, when the all give you basically the same thing. Felton has become a bigger culprit to just passing the ball to JR or Melo with 5 seconds left than anyone on this team. And he is our starting point guard. I really don't get Woodson's love affair with Felton at the point. zdiddy4nyk 5pts @rkj473 Melo and JR are often giving the ball with less than 5 sec on the clock to make something happen. Their shooting % suffers having to core like that so much.This why, I am not a Prig fan...because, he is even worse than Felton at creating shots for our other players...a PG number 1 job on offense!!