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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Knicks Exercise Option on Shumpert

From the gods:

NEW YORK, October 16, 2012 – New York Knickerbockers Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has exercised its third-year option on guard Iman Shumpert.

Shumpert, 6-5, 220-pounds, averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.71 steals (seventh in NBA) over 28.9 minutes in 59 games (35 starts) last season en route to being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He was selected in first round (17th overall) in 2011 NBA Draft.

9 comments on “Knicks Exercise Option on Shumpert

  1. Robtachi

    What do players do when they’re out of commission from a leg injury and can’t do anything involving basketball moves? I would just spend an hour every day taking free throws. Might as well be working on some phase of your game to be improved on upon your return, right?

  2. Jafa

    Love it!

    Well, that makes 3 great moves the Knicks have made this offseason: picking up Shump’s option, signing Brewer and not matching Fields’ offer sheet.

    If only there weren’t so many bad moves that needed to be offset…

  3. ruruland

    Jafa:
    Love it!

    Well, that makes 3 great moves the Knicks have made this offseason: picking up Shump’s option, signing Brewer and not matching Fields’ offer sheet.

    If only there weren’t so many bad moves that needed to be offset…

    such as……..

  4. Jafa

    Don’t play coy ruruland. If I only like these 3 moves, it must mean I don’t like any of the other moves made by the team. I don’t need to list every one of them – take your pick, I didn’t like it.

  5. ruruland

    Jafa:
    Don’t play coy ruruland.If I only like these 3 moves, it must mean I don’t like any of the other moves made by the team.I don’t need to list every one of them – take your pick, I didn’t like it.

    Im playing coy? You didn’t like the Camby or Kidd moves? Prigioni? Felton? Novak? Wallace?

    I get not liking not signing Lin, but the rest of these moves were more or less prudent given realities of who was available and how these guys fit the core if the team.

    Do you have any reasons for not liking the moves outside of age?

  6. The Honorable Cock Jowles

    Robtachi:
    What do players do when they’re out of commission from a leg injury and can’t do anything involving basketball moves? I would just spend an hour every day taking free throws. Might as well be working on some phase of your game to be improved on upon your return, right?

    All basketball players who are not already exceptional free throw shooters should devote time to it as it is. It blows my mind that there are people who play pro basketball and are as bad from 15 feet as I am.

  7. Jafa

    Reasons:

    Wallace – age, out of game for 2 years, no clearly defined role that he fills on the team. I do love his contract.

    Shurna/Thompson/Bellfield/Chris Smith/Prigioni/Copeland/White – No big deal

    Thomas – age, no clearly defined role that he fills on the team, smacks of nostalgia. I do love his contract.

    Camby – age, injury prone, salary, length of deal

    Kidd – age, salary, length of deal

    J.R. Smith – I like the deal. There, found something to like about JR.

    Novak – Actually, I may change my answer. I did like this signing.

    Releasing Bibby/Davis – Another set of moves I liked. I stand corrected.

    Lin – you already know

    Douglas/Harrelson/Jordan – Mixed reviews

    Felton – let me count all the ways:
    - Over his career, has to take 12 shots to score 13 points. That’s pretty bad.
    - Career TS% of 0.498. No explanation needed.
    - Career AST% of 32.1. Not impressed.
    - Coming off worse season in career and it wasn’t due to injury (fitness isn’t an injury).
    - Best period of career was playing in an offensive system that is no more in place in NY
    - $17.08 Million over 4 years
    - Not better than the guy he replaced or the current back-up PG

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