NY Knicks: 5 former Knicks to consider signing for playoff push

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Should the NY Knicks bring back Iman Shumpert?

Iman Shumpert was drafted 17th overall out of Georgia by the Knicks in 2011 and showed a ton of promise as a bouncy, defensive-minded wing player for the future.

He made the All-Rookie 1st team in 2012 and that was pretty much the highlight of his entire Knicks career.

He never became the scorer we all thought he would, but he was also a solid role player for the Knicks back when Carmelo Anthony and Co. were leading the charge.

Once that Knicks team started to implode on itself, Shump along with the aforementioned JR Smith were both moved to the Cavaliers to go help LeBron James chase a title.

Shumpert never really became a key contributor on those Cleveland teams but that had a lot more to do with the depth on those rosters more so than him lacking the skill to do well in the NBA.

He was then moved to Sacramento as a part of a 3-team trade where he saw a bit of a career resurgence.

The biggest knock on Shump has always been his shooting ability or lack thereof.

Still, he did just spend some time rounding out the Brooklyn Nets’ roster just this season on a 10-day contract but was later cut from the team.

Would be a friendly face to have back in the building but I doubt it ever comes to fruition.

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