By Dave Daniels @AllDave_AllDay on July 23, 2014
Iman Shumpert is currently at the center of many trade rumors, and this slideshow will examine his five most likely landing spots. There will be both large and small markets considered here. It is bizarre to me that the New York Knicks want to part with his perimeter defense, but Phil Jackson is clearly building team chemistry with many of his moves this offseason. You can find out the Knicks' first possible trade suitor on the next slide.
We all know that Phil Jackson has a history with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he might be willing to listen to a trade offer from them. The price would have to be right, of course, but the Zenmaster's old team is in desperate need for new pieces to build around. Would it be blasphemy to trade Kobe Bryant in a deal involving a third team?
They may not seem like a probable destination for Shumpert, but the New Orleans Pelicans might be able to throw a decent package together. If the Knicks could get back a quality player like Eric Gordon, then they should pull the trigger on this deal without any delay.
Another one of Phil Jackson's old teams could have interest in Shumpert's defensive prowess, but they would probably not be willing to trade more than Doug McDermott in any deal. This is admittedly the least likely landing spot for the Knicks' guard.
Shumpert's three-point conversion rate has plummeted recently, dropping from 40.2 percent in 2012 to 33.3 last season, and that is part of the reason why he has not been traded yet. This means that he would only be dealt to a team with quite a lot of shooting, and the Golden State Warriors fit the bill.
The Toronto Raptors had a nice playoff run last season, and their general manager made some noise (literally) with his choice of words during the first-round series. They are a couple pieces away from being a contender in the Eastern Conference, and Shumpert could be the man to put them over the top.
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