Iman Shumpert Declines Contract Offer From Rockets

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Iman Shumpert Declines Contract Offer From Rockets 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:54 pm

Iman Shumpert has declined a contract offer from the Houston Rockets after several months of negotiations.


Shumpert will not attend an unofficial team minicamp in Las Vegas this week.


Shumpert finished last season with the Rockets following his trade from the Sacramento Kings.

Via Shams Charania/The Athletic

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Post#2 » by lonea » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:03 pm

the rockets probably offered him vet min
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Post#3 » by Nikola » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:59 pm

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Post#4 » by BKlutch » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:05 pm

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.
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Post#5 » by Scalabrine » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:33 pm

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.
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Re: Iman Shumpert Declines Contract Offer From Rockets 

Post#6 » by mg » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:33 pm

Morey was probably offering some partially guaranteed deal similar to Nene for the sole purpose of creating another tradeable contract. Shump obviously isn't having any of that.
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Post#7 » by BillTheGOAT » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:51 pm

Beggars can't be choosers Iman.
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Post#8 » by The_Irony » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:04 pm

BillTheGOAT wrote:Beggars can't be choosers Iman.


He clearly wasn’t begging
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Post#9 » by meekrab » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:34 pm

mg wrote:Morey was probably offering some partially guaranteed deal similar to Nene for the sole purpose of creating another tradeable contract. Shump obviously isn't having any of that.

More likely Shump having a hard time accepting he's a minimum contract player.
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Re: Iman Shumpert Declines Contract Offer From Rockets 

Post#10 » by gavran » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:46 pm

The_Irony wrote:
BillTheGOAT wrote:Beggars can't be choosers Iman.


He clearly wasn’t begging

He isn't choosing either then.
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Post#11 » by BasketballJunky » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:07 pm

Scalabrine wrote:
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.


He looked good his rookie year.
Then he hurt his ACL the one playoffs where the Knicks won a series.
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Re: Iman Shumpert Declines Contract Offer From Rockets 

Post#12 » by BallerTalk » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:38 pm

The_Irony wrote:
BillTheGOAT wrote:Beggars can't be choosers Iman.


He clearly wasn’t begging


Well, he's unsigned midway through September so... :lol:

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Re: Iman Shumpert Declines Contract Offer From Rockets 

Post#13 » by Stillwater » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:54 pm

I wouldn't play for the likely offer coming from a team with so much $ tied up in Harden and Westbrook either.
Especially not after making more than he deserved in CLE.
I mean he was always a lock down defender and when given starter role when Smith was hurt was much better offensively than when he came off the bench as he did most of his time there. He was far more streaky off the bench and that was never his calling.
he could easily start on half the teams in the league 3 years ago, not sure what his level of interest even is going forward.
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Post#14 » by br7knicks » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:04 pm

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.


he was fine his rookie year, and the first part of his second year. we knew he wasn't going to be an all-star, but it was nice to see a guy who put defense first, and gave a ****.


then he became a prima donna, and a giant puss. good riddance, glad he's not on the knicks
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Re: Iman Shumpert Declines Contract Offer From Rockets 

Post#15 » by dan-man » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:16 pm

This guy should thank his lucky stars he ever got a decent contract. He's an athletic wing who consistently buckled during prime time. He was lucky to have an opportunity to stay in the league but good luck to him in Turkey or China...or the Big 3.
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Re: Iman Shumpert Declines Contract Offer From Rockets 

Post#16 » by PhilippineBulls » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:03 am

Man.. if it were carmelo.. he would grab that deal
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Re: Iman Shumpert Declines Contract Offer From Rockets 

Post#17 » by Pickled Prunes » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:37 am

PhilippineBulls wrote:Man.. if it were carmelo.. he would grab that deal

If Melo was interested in that deal and that role he would be in the league. Shump was probably offered the vet min to be a 10th man.

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