WASHINGTON — Iman Shumpert is slowly earning his way into the Knicks’ starting lineup and a promotion could happen sooner than later. It just didn’t happen on Friday until the second half.

Shumpert replaced Toney Douglas at point guard in the third quarter and played a significant role in the Knicks’ 99-96 victory over the Wizards. The first-round pick out of Georgia Tech had seven assists, six points and four steals in the second half, and there is a possibility that Shumpert will start on Saturday in Detroit.

Mike D’Antoni says he’ll consider a change after Douglas played just 12 minutes on Friday and missed all five of his shots.

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is that because...

A. he has no confidence

B. 'Antoni ruined him by allowing him to shoot first and think later


and notice the only time a player's confidence increases under 'Antoni, is on the offensive end, not defense or both.

Shoot! N!gga shoot! smh.