NBA Rumors: Iman Shumpert hasn’t lost confidence over trade talk

Jan 11, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks shooting guard Iman Shumpert (21) moves the ball up court during the 2nd quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks seemed determined to trade swingman Iman Shumpert earlier in the season, but in recent weeks things have been relatively quiet on the trade front.

Regardless, Shumpert says he hasn’t lost any confidence over the trade talks.

He acknowledged last week that hearing his name in trade rumors earlier this season was “annoying” but insisted on Friday that he’s not having any confidence issues.

“I didn’t lose any confidence,” said Shumpert, who went 0-for-4 with three rebounds and three turnovers against the Clippers. “… I think the same shots are coming, you’ve just got to knock them down. Everyone will say something about confidence or something if you miss a couple shots. You’ve just got to keep shooting.”

Shumpert’s comments come from the suggestion by Knicks head coach Mike Woodson that the third-year guard had lost some of his swagger.

He may be right.

After two back-t0-back impressive games to start 2014, Shumpert has fallen off the map, playing heavy minutes but only scoring over nine points one time (he scored 12) in his past eight games. Shumpert is currently shooting 39 percent on the season.

Topics: Iman Shumpert, New York Knicks

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