Daily Debate: Should the Knicks Trade Iman Shumpert for Jared Dudley?

Iman Shumpert Has Been the Subject of Trade Rumors (Photo by Thomas Humphrey)

Iman Shumpert Has Been the Subject of Trade Rumors (Photo by Thomas Humphrey)

There have been rumors that the Phoenix Suns were interested in dealing swingman Jared Dudley for New York Knicks second-year guard Iman Shumpert. New York Knicks head coach was asked about the rumors before today’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, and the lack of playing time for Shumpert in the win against the Minnesota Timberwolves, in which he logged 12 minutes. “Did we win? That’s all I’m concerned about” said Woodson. “He’s a big part of what we do…he’ll start out on Chris Paul.”

While New York Knicks fans love the defense-minded Shumpert, it is important to note that Dudley has a career three-point percentage higher than Shumpert’s career field goal percentage. Still, with Amar’e Stoudemire back, and Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace on their way back, minutes will be difficult to find for anyone, and adding a new element to the team may not be the best option.

With the NBA trade deadline on Febraury 21, 2013, the Knicks, and other NBA teams have 11 days to make a move. We shall see if the Knicks move Shumpert for Dudley, or if they make any move at all.

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6 Responses to Daily Debate: Should the Knicks Trade Iman Shumpert for Jared Dudley?

  1. James Pinos says:

    I feel Shump has alot of upside, is great at going to the basket and finishing with either hand, his jumper and range improved in the 2nd half of last year and is a hard worker (gym rat) according to Coach, 1st rate defender once fully healthy, and unlike many young talented guys takes criticism of this game from his coach as a challenge and doesn’t sulk, Dudley is looking like typical journey man swing guy at this point nothing special about him on his 2nd team and now that team looking to move him for our young possible stud I say nope dumb move.

  2. Danovan says:

    Hell no ! Dnt trade shumpert that’s our defence

  3. Lukas says:

    Well I dont think this trade would make any sence. Young talented and defensive minded combo guard for a veteren 3pt shooter, decent defender and a wing that struggle to create his own shooting options? I say eeeh…

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