Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm  |  9 responses

Iman Shumpert Healing Fast, ‘Game-Time Decision’ Tomorrow

Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert was expected to be sidelined 2-4 weeks after spraining his knee on Opening Day, but Shump has healed ahead of schedule and could return to New York’s lineup for tomorrow night’s contest with the Charlotte Bobcats. Via The Daily News: “Forward Amar’e Stoudemire (left ankle) and rookie guard Iman Shumpert (right knee) both practiced Tuesday and it will be a game-time decision for coach Mike D’Antoni if they will play against the Bobcats. ‘I think both are day-to-day, game-time decisions, but it looks good,’ D‘Antoni said after practice Tuesday afternoon. ‘We’ll see what their reactions are (to practicing Tuesday) and all that, but they feel a lot better.’ Shumpert has missed four games with a sprained knee. He tested it with a hard pre-practice workout at the training facility Tuesday and said he feels ready to play. ‘Earlier I worked out hard, a lot of shooting, a lot of cutting, a lot of jumping, just to see what I could get out of it,’ Shumpert said. ‘Everything felt good, everything felt stable. It’s not 100%, but it will get there.’”

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  • arjae828

    Don’t rush him back! First promising rook we’ve had since…? ariza?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    ^Landry Fields.

  • arjae828

    landry was a surprise, but doubt his ceiling is as high as shumps. You’re right tho, forget how good he was before melo arrived.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    I agree, we shouldn’t be rushing him back unless he’s 100%. Anything under than that including 99% isn’t good enough. We can’t risk serious injury…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd16MTKpH5k ab40

    it’s the bobcats, take a chillpill

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Really excited to see him play again, and ab40 watch the Bobcats win.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    Yeah, didn’t the Bobcats almost hand Miami their first loss? Imagine what they’ll do to the Knicks if we don’t have Shumpert AND Stat playing. Harrellson and Fields need to step it up, b.

  • Hursty

    ) – yeah. Then they lost by 30 less than a week later.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Ok, Bobcats are playing in MSG, Knicks win.