Knicks Rumors: Shumpert, World Peace, Udrih

Iman Shumpert has been all over Hoops Rumors for months now, so why is he still in New York?  Chris Broussard of ESPN.com heard from a league source that the Thunder were willing to part with a 2014 first-rounder even after Shumpert suffered a strained left MCL.  However, the Knicks refused to do the deal because they weren’t getting a current player in return who could help them make a push for this season’s playoffs. At the end of the day, they deemed Shumpert more valuable than the super low pick OKC is bound to get, according to sources.  The latest out of New York after the Knicks made their buyout agreements with Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih official..

  • After officially hammering out a buyout with the Knicks, World Peace is hoping to land with the Thunder, Spurs, or Heat, tweets Chris Broussard of ESPN.com. MWP has averaged just 4.8 PPG in limited minutes this season.
  • Coach Mike Woodson says the Knicks may look at perimeter defenders and front court players to fill the roster spots vacated by World Peace and Udrih, tweets Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.
  • Ike Diogu isn’t the right fit for the Knicks, opines Keith Schlosser of Knicks Journal.  Diogu offers a lot of low-post strength at the forward position but what the Knicks really need is a point guard, preferably a young one.

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[…] so it was far less likely any team would put in a claim. World Peace is now a free agent, and his top choices are reportedly to sign with the Thunder, Spurs or Heat. It’s unclear if any of those teams […]

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[…] City had reportedly been seeking a two-way wing player before the trade deadline, and were willing to give up their own 2014 first-round pick to acquire Iman Shumpert from the Knicks. New York […]

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[…] Knicks still could have moved Shumpert to the Thunder for their 2014 first-round selection, but New York declined the offer since […]

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[…] Knicks came close to a deadline deal that would have sent Shumpert to the Clippers, and they rejected another proposal from the Thunder around the same time. That deal with Oklahoma City reportedly […]

 

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