Posted February 20, 2014

Iman Shumpert to miss two weeks with knee sprain

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New York held onto one of its young building blocks in Iman Shumpert at the trade deadline, but he won’t be on the court for two weeks. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty)

After a flurry of trade rumors, Iman Shumpert remains a Knick, though he won’t be suiting up for a while. Shumpert went in for an MRI Wednesday night, and the test only revealed a sprain, the team announced Thursday. New York will hold the third-year guard out for the next two weeks.

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The Clippers and Thunder both expressed interest in acquiring Shumpert before Thursday’s trade deadline, but New York elected to stand pat. Shumpert has started all 52 games he’s appeared in this year, averaging 6.9 points, 1.8 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game. Shumpert is the third-youngest player on the Knicks’ roster, and the team’s top perimeter defender.


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