Sep 30, 2013; Tarrytown, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and small forward Iman Shumpert (21) answer questions during media day at MSG Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony doesn’t want Knicks to trade Shumpert


 

It’s no surprise by now that the Knicks have been thinking about trading Iman Shumpert to another team. They’ve been unsuccessful as of now, but one playeron the team thinks that’s for the best.

Carmelo Anthony has basically come out and said that he wants Shumpert to remain with the New York Knicks. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York,

Carmelo Anthony said Shumpert is an important piece for the Knicks — in both the present and future.

“I think he is; I believe so,” Anthony said.

In other words, he doesn’t want to see Shumpert traded.

“We have a lot of expectations for Iman, especially the way he played tonight,” Anthony said.

It is still reasonable to believe that the Knicks will evntually trade Shumpert to a team that can give another player to help Melo in return. They’ve tried a few teams already, but have had no success.

League sources told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein earlier this month that the Knicks were actively shopping Shumpert. Sources said earlier this week that theKnicks were talking to Boston about a deal involving Shumpert for a package including Rajon Rondo. The Celtics rejected the deal, but people around the league have said that the Knicks are still talking to teams about Shumpert.

Where do you think Shumpert will end up when it’s all said and done? Leave a comment below.

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