BKlutch wrote:As a Knicks fan, I thought everything we paid him was too much. I'm not sure the Rockets will feel bad about losing him to China, and there Shump can be a big fish in a small pond. Good luck to him - never hated him, never really liked having him on our team.
I liked Shumpert his rookie year. I never looked at him like he was a sure-fire all star or anything but I definitely saw his potential as a combo guard that can play in space and defend the other teams best player. His second year in the league, after he came back from the ACL, it really seemed like he found his shot (shot 40% from 3) but then he regressed a ton and just by looking at his stats, his first 2 years in the league have turned out to be his most productive.
He was way overpaid on his last deal and I think he'll still find a team that will give him a minimum deal in the NBA but I thought he'd stay in Houston with a chance for minutes and a championship. I guess with Gordon, Rivers, Green, McLemore all there already to back up Westbrook and Harden, there isn't a clear cut role for him? I'd imagine he doesn't want to just ride the bench on a minimum deal and he'd rather get minutes on a lesser team.
The Sixers could be a good landing spot, Zhaire Smith and Furkan Korkmaz are the backups to Josh Richardson, it seems like he could get minutes as a 2/3 there.