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Offline crownontherocks

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Suns pursue trade for Knicks Iman Shumpert
« on: February 09, 2013, 08:47:10 PM »
As the Phoenix Suns try to reshuffle their roster for the future, their front office remains motivated to try to acquire New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Iman Shumpert is averaging 5.6 points for the Knicks this season. (USA Today Sports)
The Suns are willing to give New York a package that includes forward Jared Dudley and possibly a future first-round pick for Shumpert, but the Knicks have so far shown no inclination to do such a deal, sources said.

After tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament in the Knicks' opening game of last season's playoffs, Shumpert returned in January and has started the past 11 games. While Shumpert is still working himself back to the high level with which he performed as a rookie, the Knicks' front office remains a strong proponent of his talent, sources said.
After regretting they passed on Shumpert in the 2011 NBA draft, the Suns pushed the Knicks to include him in sign-and-trade scenarios discussed for Steve Nash in July. In the past week, the Suns have scouted Shumpert in person, sources said.

Dudley has three years and $12.8 million left on his contract, and has been available in trade talks, league sources said. He's averaging 11.8 points and 3.6 rebounds this season. Phoenix has also tried to move backup point guard Sebastian Telfair for a second-round pick, sources said.

Yahoo! Sports' NBA reporter Marc Spears contributed to this story.

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Re: Suns pursue trade for Knicks Iman Shumpert
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 08:56:19 PM »
Can we grab Telfair for a 2nd?

I don't see the Knicks giving up Shumpert unless the Suns overpay.

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Re: Suns pursue trade for Knicks Iman Shumpert
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 09:06:11 PM »
I don't see the Knicks giving up Shumpert unless the Suns overpay.

I hope they don't give up Gortat then.

The Knicks with Gortat would really screw us.

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Re: Suns pursue trade for Knicks Iman Shumpert
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 09:07:44 PM »
I don't see the Knicks giving up Shumpert unless the Suns overpay.

I hope they don't give up Gortat then.

The Knicks with Gortat would really screw us.

Yep, that would be a killer. Who knows? Gortat is unhappy there, the Suns really want Shumpert, it's not out of the realm of possibility.

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Re: Suns pursue trade for Knicks Iman Shumpert
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 09:08:23 PM »
Dudley and a first!? Do the deal !!!

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Re: Suns pursue trade for Knicks Iman Shumpert
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 09:10:04 PM »
Can we grab Telfair for a 2nd?

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Re: Suns pursue trade for Knicks Iman Shumpert
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 02:54:46 AM »
Dudley and a first!? Do the deal !!!

That would be a supremely stupid move by the Suns. Any first round pick from them this season or in the next few seasons is likely to be a very high pick.
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