If New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert wants to beat out J.R. Smith for the starting spot, he’ll have to demonstrate improvement as both a defender and as an offensive threat. At least that’s what head coach Mike Woodson outlined when asked about Shumpert on Monday:
Defensively, he’s got to start being more solid and not so overaggressive that he gets beat.
Iman plays hard. That, to me, is the thing that’s kept him on the floor. [But] he’s just got to figure out, we’ve got to help him figure out, [how] his game that coincides with what we want to do.
He’s got to be able to play pick-and-roll offense [and] he’s got to be able to run the team with the ball in his hands, because our [point guards, shooting guards and small forwards] handle the basketball (ESPN).
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