Iman Shumpert Excited to Do More Than Just ‘Standing in the Corner’

by August 28, 2014

With head coach Mike Woodson no longer in the picture, New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert expects to have the shackles taken off his offensive game next season.

Shumpert, who’s been working on strengthening his surgically-repaired left knee this summer, is pumped about playing in the Triangle Offense, under new Knick head coach Derek Fisher and president Phil Jackson. Per ESPN:

The three-year veteran averaged a career-low 6.7 points per game on 37.8 percent shooting last season in an offense under Woodson that was heavy on isolation.


“The way it’s set up, you can start three guards, it really doesn’t matter. Everybody’s going to get touches, everybody gets opportunities to cut,” Shumpert said of the triangle offense. “It’s constant action going on. So I think that I’ll be able to capitalize on that and I’ll be able to use my athleticism a lot more than standing in the corner.


“I know this year in the offense I will have a lot more opportunities to cut and get to the basket,” he added. “I just want to work on the strength of my leg. Been working on that and being able to pull up off one or two dribbles [and working] on corner [3-pointers] and open 3s.”