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Iman Shumpert | Guard/Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
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Iman Shumpert played 29 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and one turnover.
He handled the ball a little bit for the Knicks, but he wasn't running the point. Shumpert isn't going to be involved enough on offense to warrant a pickup in most fantasy leagues. Oct 31 - 12:43 AM

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Iman Shumpert will play some point guard with Jose Calderon (calf) out 2-3 weeks.

That should be an interesting experiment considering Shumpert is not a point guard. The Knicks are already thin at the position with just Pablo Prigioni and an unproven Shane Larkin behind Calderon, so Shumpert will have to take some of the minutes at the position as well. Theoretically, this should also open up some minutes for JR Smith and Tim Hardaway at shooting guard.

Iman Shumpert and JR Smith both suggested that the Knicks quit against the Bulls in Wednesday's 104-80 opening night loss.

"We never recovered," Shumpert said. "We can't die like that. I think our energy died and we can't do that." Added Smith, "When we stopped competing the end of the third quarter, fourth quarter, we could all tell." It's an ominous admission from two players the Knicks need to be key pieces this season. In the first regular season game of the Phil Jackson-Derek Fisher era, the Knicks were a disaster.
Source: ESPN NY
Oct 30 - 2:37 PM

Iman Shumpert scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, hitting one 3-pointer with three rebounds and three steals in just 20 minutes of action.

This pretty much sums up Shumpert's fantasy appeal, as he's only worth owning if you want 3s and steals. Tim Hardaway Jr. played 18 minutes tonight, and J.R. Smith played 22 minutes, which adds even more risk to Shumpert's near-term outlook.
Oct 30 - 1:38 AM

Iman Shumpert will start at SG vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, as expected.

Shumpert's defense seems to have given him the edge over Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.R. Smith, the latter of whom has been plagued by back spasms since training camp. Shump chips in enough 3-pointers and steals to be worth a look, but most fantasy owners can do better on the waiver wire.
Oct 29 - 6:24 PM

There has been "no conversation" between the Knicks and Iman Shumpert about a contract extension, sources told ESPN New York.

With five days until the deadline to get a deal done, we'd call it unlikely to happen. Shumpert has been in trade rumors for two straight seasons, and his future with the Knicks is uncertain at best. ESPN NY calls it "unlikely" the Knicks will match any "significant offers" in an effort to retain cap space to pursue additional stars.
Source: ESPN NY
Oct 27 - 10:32 AM

Iman Shumpert missed all six of his field goal attempts and failed to grab any rebounds in 15 scoreless minutes on Friday.

He had two assists and two steals but that's small recompense for fantasy owners. Shumpert has the inside track to start at SG but he shot just 37.8 percent last season and is only worth a look if you're in need of 3-pointers and steals.
Oct 24 - 10:18 PM

Iman Shumpert is expected to start at shooting guard this season.

It makes sense because the Knicks need all the help they can get on the wing on defense. He's still a major project on offense, so fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited about this news.
Oct 24 - 4:19 PM

Iman Shumpert is one of Phil Jackson's "favorites" on the Knicks' roster, and Jackson called him "simply our best on-ball defender" against SGs and bigger PGs.

Jackson criticized Shumpert's "very inconsistent" shooting mechanics, but he's confident that Shump will bounce back offensively after averaging just 6.7 points on 37.8 percent shooting last season. The starting SG job is Shumpert's to lose and his ability to chip in consistent 3-pointers and steals makes him a late-round option in deeper leagues.
Oct 22 - 12:48 PM

Iman Shumpert started at SG for the Knicks on Tuesday and had 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-10 shooting in 21 minutes.

It looks like J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway might come off the bench, and if it happens, Shumpert could be your opening-night starter. But really, Hardaway has been playing the best of this group thus far.
Oct 14 - 9:56 PM

Iman Shumpert (hamstring) looked fine in Monday's preseason loss to the Raptors, logging 19 minutes with six points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 19 minutes.

Shumpert had a nice dunk and the assists were a nice touch, but this was a garbage game and not too much should be gleaned from it. The Knicks are struggling to grasp the new Triangle Offense, and they'll get better as the year goes on, with Shumpert profiling as an interesting piece for his ability to cut without the ball. He needs to make a major move to secure playing time before standard league owners should consider him on draft day.
Oct 13 - 11:44 PM

Derek Fisher said that Iman Shumpert (hamstring) will be available to play on Saturday.

Shumpert is a great defensive player, but he's not very enticing as a fantasy asset. He averaged just 6.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game last season, and those numbers don't translate to standard league consideration.
Oct 10 - 4:35 PM

Coach Derek Fisher said he could play Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. together at times.

That would mean Shumpert would run the point while Hardaway Jr. and Smith would be on the wings. Shumpert played a lot of point guard in his rookie season, but he wasn't a great distributor of the ball and that decision was more about his defense. He's not worth drafting in most fantasy leagues.
Oct 9 - 7:00 PM

Iman Shumpert (hamstring) will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

He has been a full participant in practice and the team is probably just holding him out as a precaution. Shumpert is a candidate to start, but he won't get a lot of shots with the first team. He's not an option in most formats.
Oct 8 - 6:16 PM

Iman Shumpert (hamstring) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

He should be fine for Wednesday's exhibition, and the good news is that his surgically-repaired knee isn't giving him any trouble. Shump averaged 6.7 points on 37.8 percent shooting last year, highlighting one of the key reasons to avoid him in standard fantasy formats.
Oct 7 - 1:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Pablo Prigioni
3Shane Larkin
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Jason Smith
2Amare Stoudemire
3Quincy Acy
4Andrea Bargnani
5Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Cole Aldrich