Thursday, August 28, 2014

Iman Shumpert Looking Forward to the Triangle Offense

Iman Shumpert is excited about playing under Derek Fisher's new system.  Shumpert said he is looking forward to the new triangle offense.  He said, "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.  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."  Shumpert will hopefully prosper in the new system.  Under old head coach Mike Woodson the past two seasons Shumpert has averaged 6.75 PPG.  In his rookie season he averaged 9.5 PPG under head coach Mike D'antoni.  Shumpert's playing style is deffinetley not the isolation offense that Woodson liked to run.  With his athletic ability he is better when he can cut to the hoop and capitalize on passing from teammates.  His style is deffinetley more like D'antoni's.  Shumpert had his best season under the offense oriented around the pick and roll.  He is yet to have his best season though.  He will fit right in with Fisher and the triangle offense.  His athleticism well come into handy when he is getting the ball while cutting to the hoop and blowing by defenders.  If Iman Shumpert can stay healthy he will have a career season under Derek Fisher and the new Knicks offense.

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