There is some belief that the New York Knicks could trade Iman Shumpert and his glorious high-top fade before the NBA’s trade deadline, even though Knicks head coach Mike Woodson stated that Shumpert would not be going anywhere.
While the Knicks have shown there support of Shumpert, it sounds like his reps prefer a trade because they are worried about how the Knicks are developing their young player.
“There are major concerns (from people close to Shumpert) over how the Knicks are developing him,” an anonymous source said, per Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com.
“They feel he’s being played out of position (at small forward) and his confidence is suffering because of it. They understand the team is having success and it has to be the right deal, but they’d prefer Iman in another situation… And soon.”
If the Knicks decide to trade Shumpert before the deadline, a possible trade partner could be the Phoenix Suns. It was previously discussed that the two teams could do a deal for Shumpert that would include Jared Dudley.