Despite rumors, Knicks keep Iman ShumpertPosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s the New York Post with an update on pretty much every aspect of Iman Shumpert’s basketball existence:
Iman Shumpert avoided a trade and a serious knee injury at Thursday’s trade deadline.
The 21-33 Knicks stood pat at the deadline and announced just after it passed Shumpert’s MRI exam showed he had a sprain of his left MCL and would miss “approximately two weeks.’’
Shumpert sprained his MCL early in his 2011-12 rookie season and returned in two weeks. Still, the uncertainty surrounding the most recent injury may have been a factor in the Clippers passing on Shumpert Thursday despite serious talks with the Knicks, who were hot after point guard Darren Collison.
Now they are stuck with each other. And the Knicks also are stuck with point guards Raymond Felton and out of-the-rotation Beno Udrih, and Metta World Peace. The Knicks failed to deal Udrih despite coming close with Denver.