Knicks Putting Shumpert in Trade Machine
The New York Knicks have not been silent about their desire to package their only tradeable asset, Iman Shumpert. News about Shumperts secret surgery on his left knee this summer have recently surfaced, which would explain why he was so out of shape in training camp. And there are some within the Knicks organization that were disappointed that Shumpert got the surgery in July as opposed to June. But the defensive minded wingman appears to be finally healed from it.
The slumping Knicks desperately need a trade to bolster up their frontcourt and backcourt. Carmelo Anthony is playing at a league high 40 minutes per game. Clearly, Melo cannot keep this up all season long.
There have been some rumors that the Knicks offered the Celtics a trade for Rajon Rondo, but the Celtics have showed little interest in sending Rondo anywhere unless the bloated contract of Gerald Wallace is packaged along with it.
However, the Knicks who already pay Amar’e Stoudemire $45 million for the next two-years, do not want to take on any more bad contracts, which would handcuff their future. So, unless the Knicks find a trade soon, the answer must come from within.