For the first time in a while, there’s an excitement surrounding New York Knicks basketball. Much of that can be attributed to Phil Jackson’s short but positive tenure atop the franchise along with a mass amount of cap space set to come off the books.
Finally a light at the end of the tunnel, Knicks fans can see their favorite franchise returning to glory. So can talent on the roster, including swingman Iman Shumpert who says he’s very excited for the new triangle offense the New York Knicks plan to install.
It’s a welcome change from the questionable offense employed by former head coach Mike Woodson which Shumpert wasn’t a fan of.
“The way it’s set up, you can start three guards, it really doesn’t matter. Everybody’s going to get touches, everybody gets opportunities to cut,” Shumpert stated regarding the triangle offense. “It’s constant action going on. So I think that I’ll be able to capitalize on that and I’ll be able to use my athleticism a lot more than standing in the corner.”
Ironically enough, happy as Iman Shumpert may be with the new offense, earlier this offseason the New York Knicks were attempting to trade the forward so it’s not known how long he’ll get to be a participant. The Knicks did make some moves without involving Shumpert so it’s possible they’re content leaving him on the roster for now and thankfully, he won’t have to stand in the corner any longer. He told ESPN that he has stayed off social media recently to avoid seeing any additional trade talk.