Dec 5, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Knicks shooting guard Iman Shumpert (21) reacts against the Brooklyn Nets during the third quarter of a game at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks could package Amare Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert in trade

The New York Knicks are playing a game of chicken with themselves at the moment as they decide whether they want to trade for Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. A deal could go down this weekend but if it does, New York Daily News reporter Frank Isola is reporting that you shouldn’t expect Iman Shumpert or Amare Stoudemire to be a part of that deal.

The reasoning behind Isola’s comments has less to do with the current Lowry trade talks and more to do with talks that could take place later on. Isola states that a Knicks source indicated that New York is hanging onto Shumpert and Stoudemire so they can possibly be packaged together in a future deal.

According to a source, the Knicks would prefer to keep Shumpert out of the deal for the purpose of including him in a future trade and perhaps package him with Amar’e Stoudemire.

Shumpert’s name is coming up because Isola reports that the Raptors could end up living with taking the guard in place of the Knicks 2018 first-round pick they want instead for Lowry. But this just shows the dysfunction going on in New York right now as owner James Dolan doesn’t want to mortgage his team’s future to acquire Lowry now, but is only doing holding Shumpert’s name out of the deal so he can possibly move him later.

It’s possible that Shumpert could fetch a deal that helps get the franchise back on track but time is running out and Shumpert is a rising star in the NBA.

The Knicks need a lot of help and the whole addition by subtraction thing isn’t working because it’s clear the Knicks don’t understand the math behind it.



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  • Donald Andrews

    Actually his play has gotten worse and he has had two knee surgeries in the last two years. I think he is an accident waiting to happen. He and Amare do not have a good knee between them and Amare also has a bad back that could go at any time along with the knees. With that being said I would rather let JR go than Shumpert but would not be upset if they let Shump go for the reasons I stated. Hardaway Jr. has too much upside to him. This year he is doing what rookies do in making rookie mistakes but has shown flashes of brilliance and will only get better. I think he is going to be great and would not trade him.

    • EverAlwaysRealLife

      Shumpert was the same way, with all the trade rumors going on, players like Shump and Jr arent playing to their potential, especially shumpert, the guy is really down now

  • Brandon

    Agree with you 100% Like I wrote that myself

  • Carlene Ann Gonzales

    Trade JR. Fire Woodson

  • Bosco

    What’s the fascination with Shumpert?? He’s mediocre at best, 6th man on a good team.

    • RC JUR

      Knicks should of traded Shumpert to Denver for Kenneth Faried when they had the chance. Even if they wanted that draft pick. Faried would of been a monster in NY. Missed opportunity.

  • Jeremy Williams

    if hardaway gets traded i’m done. fortunately i dont think they are willing to trade hardaway. other than that im not against getting lowry. i would do jr smith for lowry straight up, or add felton in there if they have to.

  • xnyer

    “James Dolan doesn’t want to mortgage his team’s future ” he did that already the Knicks don’t have a #1 pick till 2018…

    • Easy Runner

      The Knicks had 2015 2017 1st round picks but both are non-tradeable, b/c they had alraedy traded 2014 to Denver(Melo), 2016 to Toroton(Bargs), NBA wont allow teams to trade their consecutive 1st round picks, 2018 1st rd pk will be open or tradeable. OTOH, Lakers, 2013(2)-Sessions/Nash, 2015-Nash, 2017-D12, all traded, so Lakers had 2014 2016 2018 1st rd picks but all nontradeable, Lakers next tradeable 1st rd pk in 2019….Nets, next tradeable 1st rd pk in 2020.

  • Fred White

    I cant think of one team that’s saying to their self “we could really use Shumpert”

  • lakawak

    Trading draft picks 4-5 years in advance shouldn’t even be allowed. Whoever they get in the 2018 draft probably is a freshman in high school now!