Can this be the last straw for Shumpert? - Def Pen Radio - Def Pen Radio
Could this be good bye for Iman Shumpert?
The New York Knicks’ third-year guard has been no stranger to adversity this season, and it’s left him on the brink of being traded. His latest conflict, a sideline-shouting match with teammate Carmelo Anthony, could have been the final straw. Anthony told reporters that he didn’t have any beef with his teammate.
The cameras show us otherwise. The two players were captured while engaged in what appeared to be a heated argument. Perhaps it was something that could be attributed to the heat of the moment, but it was definitely something.
Arguing with Anthony only solidifies a fractured relationship. Shumpert was benched following his disagreement with ‘Melo.
“Of course I wanted to play,” Shumpert said.
Coach Woodson went with rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. who scored 21 points on 5-of-8 shooting from behind the arc. His performance serves as yet another reminder that New York is deep on the perimeter and could mean Shumpert’s days as a Knick are numbered.