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
...I'VE SEEN BOTH IN THE PAST WITH MANY PLAYERS.
and notice the only time a player's confidence increases under 'Antoni, is on the offensive end, not defense or both.