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Iman Shumpert | Guard/Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
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Iman Shumpert will start in place of Amare Stoudemire (recovery) on Monday vs. the Jazz.
He hasn't topped seven points in any of his previous four, averaging 3.5 points, 1.8 boards, 0.5 steals, 0.3 blocks and 0.5 triples. Shumpert moving into the starting lineup doesn't put him on the radar in most formats. Mar 31 - 7:35 PM

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Iman Shumpert missed all six shots from the field and didn't score on Tuesday, adding two rebounds and two steals.

He had the flu before this game and it didn't seem to affect his playing time with 19 minutes. However, Shumpert had yet another lackluster game on both ends of the floor and he still hasn't looked the same since his ACL tear from two seasons ago.
Mar 26 - 1:24 AM

Knicks coach Mike Woodson is expected Iman Shumpert (flu) to be available against the Lakers Tuesday night.

Shumpert missed Sunday's loss to the Cavs with flu-like symptoms, but it's sounding like he'll be healthy enough to suit up Tuesday night. Shump is averaging 24.9 minutes per game during March, but his per game averages of 6.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.1 3-pointers leave something to be desired. While those numbers can make a difference in deeper leagues, standard league owners should have better options available on the waiver wire.
Mar 25 - 1:51 PM

Iman Shumpert will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday due to flu-like symptoms.

It's unclear when he got sick but hopefully this won't spoil any fantasy lineups since Shumpert hasn't been a reliable option all season. J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. stand to gain a few minutes in his absence.
Mar 23 - 5:53 PM

Iman Shumpert came off the bench to score 14 points with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists and one steal vs. the Bucks on Saturday.

This was the first time since Feb. 9 that Shump has scored double-digit points, shooting 5-of-12 from the field with a pair of free throws. He's been providing a trickle of threes (0.9), rebounds (3.5), assists (2.5) and steals (1.3) over the past two weeks, and in spite of his poor scoring he's clinging to value in nine-cat leagues. In most instances, however, owners should target someone with higher upside.
Mar 15 - 3:05 PM

Iman Shumpert will start against the Sixers on Monday night.

Tyson Chandler (personal) is out tonight and the Knicks will have to play with little help at center. Shumpert will join Raymond Felton, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire in the first unit. Jeremy Tyler will likely get some minutes in the frontcourt tonight as well. Fantasy owners can start Shumpert at their own risk in a favorable matchup.
Mar 10 - 5:48 PM

Iman Shumpert played 31 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Saturday, scoring seven points with five boards, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

It's the most minutes he's seen since returning from his knee injury on Sunday. In those five games, Shumpert averaged just 4.8 points, 3.4 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 triples on 34.5 percent from the field. He's not going to get enough shots or make enough of them to be worth owning in most fantasy formats.
Mar 8 - 11:21 PM

Iman Shumpert (sprained MCL) struggled in his surprise return on Sunday, going 1-of-6 from the field to finish with three points, five rebounds and three turnovers in 20 minutes.

Shumpert hadn't done any cutting or contact work as of Friday, when Mike Woodson suggested he'd miss another week, so it's not surprising to see him have a rough game. Given his 15th-round value in nine-cat leagues this season, even incremental improvement won't be reason enough to scrape him off the waiver wire.
Mar 2 - 3:46 PM

Iman Shumpert will return to the starting lineup Sunday vs. the Bulls.

Shumpert will make a surprise return to the lineup on Sunday as the medical staff has cleared him to play. However, he hasn't had the opportunity to test his knee in game-like situation, so some rust is to be expected. Even when healthy Shumpert hasn't been worth using in 12-team leagues, so owners can take a wait and see approach.
Mar 2 - 12:15 PM

Iman Shumpert (sprained MCL) has begun running in straight lines but he isn't cutting, and coach Mike Woodson said he'll be out "probably ... another week."

It's a mild MCL sprain and the Knicks initially gave Shumpert a two-week timetable, but that may prove to have been overly optimistic. "I’m not going to put a date on [a return]," Shumpert said on Friday. "I still need to do a lot more cutting. A lot more cutting. After that contact. See how it goes." The Knicks' defense was in shambles vs. the Warriors on Friday and they'll welcome back Shumpert once he's healthy, but he hasn't been worth owning in 12-team fantasy leagues this season.
Mar 1 - 10:11 AM

Iman Shumpert (knee) isn't sure of when he'll return.

Shumpert is running and jumping, but still isn't cutting or taking part in contact drills yet. The only good news for Shumpert is that the trade deadline has passed so he can stop hearing his name in trade rumors, but that is cold comfort for fantasy owners who should consider cutting the 23-year-old in 10-12 team leagues.
Feb 27 - 11:56 AM

The Thunder offered a first-round pick to the Knicks in exchange for Iman Shumpert, according to

The Knicks really need draft picks and it's a little surprising they held Shumpert at that price. Tim Hardaway Jr. has been playing better than Shumpert lately and that could continue. Perhaps the Knicks' only goal was to dump Raymond Felton at the deadline and maybe that's why they turned this deal down. Shumpert is out for about another week with his sprained MCL.
Feb 24 - 5:04 PM

An MRI on Thursday revealed Iman Shumpert suffered no tears in his left knee and was diagnosed with a mildly sprained MCL sprain.

The report adds Shumpert could miss two weeks with the injury, which can be viewed as a positive for him. The injury occurred to the same knee that needed ACL reconstruction back in 2012 and the Knicks might want to proceed with caution. Meanwhile, the Clippers are still discussing the possibility of acquiring the 23-year-old wing. The Knicks are still unlikely to deal him before the deadline, but Tim Hardaway Jr. should still pick up some extra minutes and is worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 20 - 2:34 PM

An MRI on Iman Shumpert's left knee revealed a mildly sprained MCL.

It's not an overly serious injury in a vacuum, but it is on the same side as his 2012 ACL tear. For now, we'd consider Shumpert week-to-week. Any team thinking about trading for the athletic defensive stopper will want to do a thorough medical exam on that knee.
Feb 20 - 1:57 PM

Chris Broussard updated his recent report that the Thunder might give a first-round pick for Iman Shumpert, saying that the deal is no longer on the table.

Broussard says the teams were in preliminary talks before Shumpert suffered a knee injury on Wednesday night, that is likely to keep him out for at least a couple weeks, if not longer. And with Shumpert hurt again, the Thunder likely have no interest in him now.
Feb 20 - 1:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Raymond Felton
2Toure Murry
SG1J.R. Smith
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Shannon Brown
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Iman Shumpert
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Kenyon Martin
3Andrea Bargnani
C1Tyson Chandler
2Cole Aldrich
3Jeremy Tyler