Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 3:22 pm  |  20 responses

Lakers Reportedly Interested in Knicks’ Iman Shumpert and Tyson Chandler


The Knicks are very much working the trade market, which means they’ll take any and all calls from GMs across the League—a group that apparently includes Mitch Kupchak, as ESPN is reporting the L.A. Lakers are interested in New York guard Iman Shumpert and big man Tyson Chandler: “The Lakers recently called the Knicks to express their interest in Iman Shumpert, according to sources close to the situation. No trade is imminent, and sources say the Lakers’ call was more about doing their due diligence; it’s well-known Shumpert is available. The Lakers are unlikely to make a deal before the end of their current four-game trip, which concludes Tuesday night in Memphis. But with Steve Blake, who is expected to miss at least six weeks with an elbow injury, joining point guards Steve Nashand Jordan Farmar on the injured list, the Lakers could be interested in strengthening their backcourt. [...] Sources say the Lakers also are interested in another Knicks player — center Tyson Chandler. The Lakers did not inquire about Chandler when they called about Shumpert, but they are weighing whether to propose a Pau Gasol-for-Chandler trade, according to sources. The Knicks are not looking to move Chandler — several teams have contacted them about him, sources said — but if a club agreed to take back struggling guard J.R. Smith, the Knicks would consider such a deal. With Smith having signed a three-year, $18 million contract this past summer, the Lakers aren’t likely to be interested in him.”

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  • aндрій базилевич

    LMAO. okay i thought i was being optimistic.

  • SirGrey

    And the other 29 teams are interested in other good players too.

  • richardh

    Smith is a joke.

  • shockexchange

    The Shock Exchange was interested in dating Jayne Kennedy. Let’s just put it this way, he doesn’t do the “unrequited love” thang.

  • JML-G

    Knicks might be crazy, but no way they are giving up Chandler and Shumpert for whoever Lakers can give

  • Matty Jay

    lakers can’t offer sh*t for either of those players no way is pau gasol worth chandler

  • Cartel

    Stupid deal for the Knicks…Would only benefit the Lakers…

  • brothasdontsurf

    I was like whoa who’s Steve Nashand?

  • LLC#12

    “terrible defensive team interested in players who can play defense” shocker.

  • Chester

    UH.NO we(the Knicks) are not going to trade away our two best defensive players for their receding roster. But yes, please get rid of JR

  • melvo

    This headline could also be written out as ‘a struggling team would like to have a very good center’.

  • Foxx Dot PH

    They need to get Zach Randolph for Pau gasol. They no need Iman S. ‘coz they have X. Henry and W. Johnson w/ N. Young.

  • ratgats

    dude, we know. you and jayne need to get a room.


    Couple of picks, Pau Gasol for a wantaway Guard who doesn’t fit in the system and an always injured Center? Pretty balanced.


    Have you ever seen an on-form Pau Gasol?

  • Marko Mraović

    The one and only, Steve Nashand.

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  • Lloyd

    Balanced? Pau playing beside Bargs would be the softest, worst defensive post combo.

  • Matty Jay

    not this season