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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Iman Shumpert (hamstring) was limited to non-contact drills during Monday's practice.

Derek Fisher hasn't yet ruled out Shumpert for Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Celtics, and we're going to assume he's on the probable side for that one. Shumpert also went through a long individual workout after practice, so even if he sits out of a preseason game, he'll likely be 100 percent by the time the regular season starts. However, Shumpert doesn't do enough things statistically to be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Oct 6 - 3:31 PM

Iman Shumpert said he loves playing for coach Derek Fisher already.

He and former coach Mike Woodson were not on the best terms, so this isn't really a surprise. Shumpert is a candidate to start, but he probably won't get enough shots or other stats to be worth drafting in most leagues.
Source: NY Post
Oct 4 - 10:31 AM

Iman Shumpert said his surgically-repaired knee feels healthy and he's hoping to get to the rim quicker this year.

Last season, he only attempted 21.1 percent of his shots at the rim and was ineffective from that range, making a sub-par 52.3 percent of those. Shumpert has a chance to start because the Knicks will need all the perimeter defense they can get. Even if he does start, he still isn't worth drafting in most fantasy leagues.
Sep 29 - 11:54 AM

The Knicks have yet to approach Iman Shumpert about a contract extension.

The defensive stopper has struggled to stay healthy early on his career and the Knicks are seemingly going to allow him to become a restricted free agent to conserve cap space. Shump is going to have a fresh start in the triangle offense and we will monitor what type of role he will have throughout camp. Considering J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. are currently ahead of him in the rotation, we recommend shying away from him for now.
Source: Ian Begley
Sep 28 - 5:48 PM

Iman Shumpert believes that his offense will improve in coach Derek Fisher's triangle offense.

He's spent the summer strengthening his surgically-repaired left knee. "I know this year, this offense, I’ll have a lot more opportunities to cut and get to the basket," he said, "so I just want to work on the strength in my leg and be able to jump off and be comfortable." Shumpert shot a measly 37.8 percent from the field last season and he faces heavy competition from Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.R. Smith, which takes the shine off his fantasy outlook.
Aug 27 - 1:44 PM

Iman Shumpert may be on the trade block due to the Knicks' surfeit of shooting guards, according to

This comes as no surprise since Shumpert was dangled in multiple trade offers last season, and New York already has Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.R. Smith available at the SG position. Shumpert shot just 37.8 percent from the field last season, including 33.3 percent from downtown, which doesn't help his trade value. Teams may also be turned off by the fact that Shumpert has missed 22.6 percent of the Knicks' games during his three-year career.
Jul 20 - 6:05 PM

The Knicks are not interested in dealing Iman Shumpert for draft picks, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Stein reported that the Knicks were indeed shopping Shumpert for a first-round pick on June 23rd, so perhaps the Knicks and Phil Jackson have had a change of heart. Shump's name has already come up in connection to multiple teams, most notably the Thunder and Clippers.
Jun 26 - 6:39 PM

Marc Stein of confirmed that the Knicks are shopping Iman Shumpert for a first-round pick, and Oklahoma City is interested.

They have been shopping Shumpert for a first-round pick all along. The Thunder seem like they're absolutely going to let Thabo Sefolosha walk, which gives them an opening at shooting guard. As for the Knicks, they don't have a first-round pick and are believed to be high on Tyler Ennis and P.J. Hairston.
Jun 23 - 9:17 AM

The Knicks may be interested in trading Iman Shumpert or cash to acquire a draft pick this summer, according to Moke Hamilton of SportsNet New York.

New York dealt away all of their own picks in recent years, but team president Phil Jackson may not be satisfied watching from the sidelines on June 26. Shumpert is coming off a down season, having averaged only 6.7 points on 37.8 percent shooting this season, including 33.3 percent from downtown. He's still a coveted defender with substantial value around the league, however, and J.R. Smith's obvious desire to start may prompt the Knicks to dangle Shumpert in trade talks.
Jun 15 - 2:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jose Calderon
2Pablo Prigioni
3Shane Larkin
4Langston Galloway
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Travis Outlaw
3Cleanthony Early
PF1Andrea Bargnani
2Quincy Acy
3Amare Stoudemire
4Orlando Sanchez
5Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich