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Old 01-08-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: Iman Shumpert return date could be fairly soon

Iman Shumpert was joking the other day he’d be “thirsty’’ to have been around in the 1950s to get a chance to dunk on Bill Russell.

Today, the cocksure Shumpert may have to be content to dunk on Tyson Chandler. Knicks coach Mike Woodson said last night Shumpert had knee tests yesterday and was on the verge of being medically cleared for his first 5-on-5 contact scrimmage — the last step in his eight-month comeback from an ACL tear. The Knicks practice today and tomorrow.

If things go well, it’s not out of the realm of possibility Shumpert could make his season debut in the Knicks’ special showcase game in London against the Pistons in nine days.

-- NY Post
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