Statement made about 3weeks agoThe return of J.R. Smith could lead to the exit of Iman Shumpert given the belief that the New York Knicks might undervalue the young guard.
“The rest of the league seems to value Iman more than the Knicks do,” one Eastern Conference executive said. “And his value is high."
One plausible scenario is moving Shumpert for Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, especially when you factor in the health of Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin.
If I had to take a guess who's speaking there it has to be Grunwald although I begged to disagree at the time. Why are we the ones making most of the calls and/or being told no on what we're asking for? To my knowledge Shump's peak value is Dudley and possibly a couple 2nd rounders)…..but but but…but but….but but but why then are we….
According to league sources with knowledge of the team's talks with potential trade partners, president/GM Steve Mills' management team has also cited Mike Woodson's coaching as one reason for Shumpert's poor play.
"They're saying that Shumpert's a better player [than he's shown] but Woodson isn't using him right," one league source said.
This isn't the only means by which the Knicks front office has tried to sell Shumpert. And it's not all that out of the ordinary in the NBA to take this tactic. Heck, plenty of Knicks fans may agree with what the front office is saying about Woodson's use of Shumpert.
Statement made within the week
Please tell me this isn't what we're paying this clown for. Please tell me we're not paying him to try and hoodwink GMs in this fashion. I don't care if it's part of NBA trade discussion tactic. Trust this wouldn't be a story if we wouldn't show how desperate and incompetent we are. So instead of resolving the issue that's causing the asset to lose value, we instead would rather move the low valued asset while making excuses to rival execs. No wonder other front offices ask for everything under the sun when they talk to us.
Take notes for those of you who like to make excuses on this forum and where it can lead you.