The Knicks are arguably the worst team in the league right now, and things are starting to get ugly. So far, we’ve had trade rumors, heated arguments, and a coach on the hot seat.
When it comes to the trade rumors, Iman Shumpert seems to be in the center of them, as he is their only real asset that they could move. He has seemingly regressed this season, and his value may not be as good. Knicks’ GM Steve Mills knows that, and he’s doing something about it, according to ESPN NY:
According to league sources with knowledge of the team’s talks with potential trade partners, president/GM Steve Mills’ management team has also cited Mike Woodson’s coaching as one reason for Shumpert’s poor play. “They’re saying that Shumpert’s a better player [than he's shown] but Woodson isn’t using him right,” one league source said.
Obviously, this isn’t the first time a GM has done that, but the Knicks are bad, so this seems like a big deal. Teams have scouts, eyes, and knowledge, so they don’t need this analysis from Mills, but it shows that they are actively trying to move him.
Mike Woodson seems to not be high on Shumpert. He was hard on him before the season started, and he seems to not think he is an offensive player. At this point I would want to be traded if I were Shumpert.