Found July 17, 2013 on
Beyond The Buzzer:
Before Stephen A. Smith performed a sit-down interview with Dwight Howard last week about his signing with the Rockets, the two engaged in some off camera banter.
A short blurb was caught on video and uploaded to YouTube in which NY native Smith tells Howard that Knicks owner James Dolan was “ready to trade [Iman Shumpert]” because the Knicks guard, who returned in January from a torn ACL and finished his second season, did not want to play in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League.
The two must have worked something out, because Shumpert was in Vegas for Game 1 – but that was it as he departed shortly thereafter.
“Dolan was ready to trade [Iman Shumpert] because he didn’t want to work out in the Summer League. Dolan was talking about trading him. I said ‘Trade who? You better hold on to that boy. You better not lose Iman Shumpert, that boy can play.’”
h/t Jonah Kaner, The Knicks Wall
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