Injuries have been one of the biggest reasons the New York Knicks have been struggling this season, among other things. They’ve been riddled with them throughout the season.
Few people on the team know that better than Iman Shumpert.
If the Knicks want to make a serious push for the postseason, as they are currently on the outside looking in, they’re going to have to get healthy.
Shumpert has missed two games after injuring his right shoulder in a collision with Jared Sullinger during Tuesday’s win over Boston. Shumpert took part in the morning shootaround and declared himself a game-time decision.
“Tonight before the game, we’ll try some more stuff to make sure it’s all right, if everything is OK, if it feels good,” he said. “I got to be able to get through screens. That’s how I hurt it so that’s what I want to be comfortable with.”
Woodson said that if Shumpert plays, J.R. Smith will go back to coming off the bench.
It will be interesting to see how the Knicks will do after the All-Star break. They are 19-28, good enough for 3rd in the Atlantic division, but are still behind eighth place in the overall Eastern conference.