Knicks’ Shumpert Denies Trade Report
Last month, during a taping of an interview with new Houston Rocket Dwight Howard, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said off the record that New York Knicks owner James Dolan wanted to trade Iman Shumpert because the 23-year-old guard initially didn’t want to participate in this year’s Las Vegas Summer League. The video was somehow captured from a satellite feed and quickly went viral.
Shumpert, talking to reporters on Wednesday, said he isn’t “concerned” about whether Dolan is still irritated at him, feeling the topic was blown out of proportion.
“That’s fine; that’s the media,” said Shumpert, who attended the Delta Open Table Tennis Tournament in Madison Square Park. “Things get blown up in this day and age, with social media; it’s crazy. That video got out there and stuff happens. I’m happy to be a Knick. I’m worried about business.”