The New York Knicks could resume conversations they had with the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this year regarding Iman Shumpert and the 29th pick in this months NBA draft.
The New York Post is reporting that Knicks president Phil Jackson is looking to obtain a pick for either round of the NBA Draft and is likely to give Sam Presti a call about the 29th pick.
the Thunder are looking at trading at least one of their late first-round picks, and Knicks president Phil Jackson said he’s looking to obtain a pick for either round of the NBA Draft. The Post reported at February’s trade deadline Oklahoma City made an offer for Iman Shumpert, but the Knicks passed. ESPN.com reported the Thunder offered their 29th pick.
That was before Jackson came aboard, and talks surely will be staged between the two clubs. The Nets are also trying to obtain a late first-round or second-round pick, according to general manager Billy King.
The Knicks reportedly like former UNC guard PJ Hairston, and feel like he could be there at 29. Shumpert averaged 6 points and 4 rebounds this season and is an excellent defender at times.
Shumpert’s basketball acumen and passing skills don’t fit Jackson triangle offense.