It’s still early in the 2013-14 NBA season, but both the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks are off to disappointing starts as each team heads into Wednesday night with a 2-4 record. Obviously, there’s still plenty of time remaining in the regular season to turn things around as neither team should be hitting the panic button just yet, but that doesn’t mean change won’t be coming on both ends.
In fact–it appears the two sides could be discussing a trade of their own between Iman Shumpert and Kenneth Faried that would benefit both parties.
J.R. Smith is starting & Iman Shumpert could be departing. I’m hearing Knicks-Nuggets continue to discuss an Iman for Kenneth Faried trade.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 13, 2013
As crazy as it sounds, the deal would make sense for both parties considering both Shumpert and Faried have seen their names thrown around in trade rumors numerous times before. While the Knicks could use another rebounder as Tyson Chandler is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks while recovering from a fracture on his right fibula, Shumpert seems like the type of player who could use a fresh start with a new team like the Nuggets.
The fact that J.R. Smith will be starting on Wednesday is a big enough sign that a change could be coming for the Knicks–so keep an eye on this story over the next day or two to see if anything happens between these two parties.