According the Alex Kennedy, the New York Knicks and Orlando Magic “have discussed a J.J. Redick for Iman Shumpert trade. Kennedy goes on to say that more players would be involved and the two parties might need a third team to facilitate a deal. Of course, “nothing imminent,” but it’s on the Knicks’ radar.
Like I wrote about yesterday, the Knicks are in a win-now mode and the idea of trading Shumpert makes sense. With that said, trading for J.J. Redick makes particular sense.
With Alex Kennedy bringing up the Knicks are potentially interested in acquiring Jared Dudley, let’s take a look if there is a deal that makes sense for both teams.
First thing to remember is this trade has to work from both teams’ perspectives. It’s well known the Suns were seriously interested in taking Iman Shumpert in the 2011 NBA Draft, but decided to go with Markieff Morris.
The Suns aren’t going to want to add any money on their cap in the near future. Phoenix is looking to keep cap space open to be able to take on extra money in trades or for free agency. If they are trading Jared Dudley, who is arguably their best asset, unless it’s apart of a bigger package that reels in a number one scoring option, their not clogging up their cap.
A while ago, I showed you all some screen shots from NBA 2K12 that showed off the Knicks’ yet to be released winter league jerseys. Today, we get a look at the real thing, modeled by who else, but Iman Shumpert.
These jerseys are supposed to be worn for the Knicks’ Christmas Day matchup with the Lakers, as well as for all weekend home games in the second half of the season.
Yes, that’s a whole lot of orange.
Another track from Iman Shumpert, this time featuring Ari Stylez. Thoughts?
The Knicks currently have 6 players injured: Amare Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, Ronnie Brewer, Marcus Camby, Chris Smith and Henry Sims.
Amare Stoudemire sat out the Knicks’ second pre-season game against the Boston Celtics as a pre-caution; in fact, it was said that if game one was a regular season game, he would have played. Stoudemire is battling a sore knee, and right now, it’s just that. He should be good to go for Friday’s game against Landry Fields and the Toronto Raptors, but we’ll closely monitor him as he continues resting a multi-million dollar knee.
With just over six minutes left in the third-quarter, rookie Iman Shumpert collapsed to the ground, grabbing his left knee. Shumpert was dribbling the ball up the court and while trying to crossover to get by Mario Chalmers, Shumpert planted awkwardly with his left leg. Like most significant injurys, Shumpert’s came without any contact. He was visibly in pain, and needed Josh Harrellson and Jerome Jordan to carry him off the court, while supporting his knee.
It’s about time we have some live Knicks basketball, right?
Today at 2PM, the Knicks will face off against the New Jersey Nets at the Prudential Center. It will be the first of a two-game pre-season, with the second game culminating at Madison Square Garden.
Here is some footage from the Impact basketball league in Las Vegas.
I’m not going to lie… I am very excited to see Shumpert play in the NBA.