Originally written March 10, 2013 on Knicks Journal :
With key offensive contributors from the likes of J.R. Smith, Steve Novak, Kenyon Martin, and Chris Copeland in Saturday night's win over the Jazz, it was difficult to shed light on any of the outings the Knicks' starters had.That said, Iman Shumpert's efforts throughout the contest should boldly stand out most. The versatile sophomore has seemingly struggled since returning from an ACL tear. Since making his comeback in mid-January, Shumpert has undoubtedly paled in comparison to the player most remember him as from his rookie campaign.His offensive movements have been ever so tentative, to say the least. He sometimes gingerly makes his way to the basket, and when he doesn't, Shumpert settles for long-range jumpers. Those clearly aren't his forte.While coming off the bench in Mike D'Antoni's rotation last year, Shumpert could be seen as an explosive guard who enjoyed running the ball up a bit. Such a style of play, and such a role, seems to suit him much...
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