Shumpert could get shot to start Friday

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Sure Mike D'Antoni heard the cries for Iman Shumpert loudly and clearly, but it’s what the Knicks head coach sees on the floor that has him considering a lineup change.

 

D’Antoni revealed on Thursday that Shumpert, the energetic rookie guard and favorite among the Madison Square Garden faithful, could make his first NBA start as soon as Friday against the 0-6 Washington Wizards.

 

D’Antoni, who had his team watch film for 90 minutes following Wednesday’s embarrassing 118-110 home loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, says he hasn’t made a decision on Shumpert’s status but he appears to leaning toward starting the first-round pick.

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Shumpert could get shot to start Friday