The Knicks are have been known to have their players undergo “secret” surgeries, which makes the news that Iman Shumpert underwent a knee operation over the summer that went unreported by the team slightly less surprising. Per the Daily News: “Iman Shumpert had a second left knee operation over the summer, the Daily News has learned and it is unclear if the unreported surgery could impact his trade value with the desperate Knicks trying to package Shumpert in a number of proposed deals including one for Boston’s Rajon Rondo. According to a source, Shumpert had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last July that the Knicks never reported. In September, the Daily News reported that Amar’e Stoudemire had knee surgery over the summer which the Knicks also elected not to make public. … In October, Mike Woodson cryptically said that Shumpert ‘battled this summer with some of his injuries’ and added that Shumpert did experience knee pain but left it at that. Except for missing a few days of training camp due to what the Knicks claim was a shoulder injury, Shumpert has been available for all nine games this season but has clearly fallen out of favor with Garden Chairman James Dolan and head coach Mike Woodson.”

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