NYT: For Shumpert, an Opportunity Down the Stretch
Over at the Gray Old Lady, I talk about pickled herring:
The recent loss of Jeremy Lin (knee) and Amar’e Stoudemire (back) to potentially season-ending injuries has been viewed as a potential death knell for the Knicks. Facing the N.B.A.’s second toughest home-stretch schedule, the Knicks have turned to Baron Davis, who has not exactly inspired confidence of late.
But while Davis’s play will certainly go a long way in determining whether New York will be in the playoffs for the second straight year, it’s the fortunes of another Knicks guard that may prove even more of a factor: Iman Shumpert.
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