Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 1/13/12
It's safe to say Knicks fans were excited about Iman Shumpert coming into this season. And why not? He's athletic and he can do a little bit of everything out there. But he's doing a lot of one thing: shooting. And a relative lack of success doing so is tempering a little of the enthusiasm in New York. Shumpert is 10-35 in his last two games. Last night, he turned in a 5-20 performance in which he took more shots than Carmelo Anthony (11) and Amar'e Stoudemire (7) combined. And even though Anthony and Stoudemire spent a lot of time on the bench with foul trouble, Shumpert took more than a few questionable shots with one or both on the floor. Three minutes into the game, Shumpert brought the ball up, used a little pick from Tyson Chandler, and fired a shot with 17 seconds on the shot clock. "7 Seconds Or Less" offense or not, that's not the shot a rookie should be taking. The offense hadn't been set yet, Tyson Chandler (the screener) hadn't had a chance to roll (and there w...
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