As the nuggets have kind of became a distant favorite team for me, I'm disgusted with the way they've been managed for the past 2 years.
If they just did absolutely nothing following the Melo trade they'd still have Afflalo and Nene plus an additional 1st round pick. Fans in Colorado aren't happy right now. I like Shaw but I think he was quickly dealt a crap hand once he landed the job.
They don't need Shump with Chandler coming back this week and Danny G due back by the end of the month and Faried brings an energy that's hard to find. Seeing what the Nuggets have done to a promising core makes me appreciate Bird that much more.
The New York Knicks continue to engage in talks with the Denver Nuggets about a potentialIman Shumpert-for-Kenneth Faried trade, according to sources close to the process.
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But sources told ESPN.com that multiple teams have approached the Knicks with interest in Shumpert and said New York remains undecided about whether to trade its coveted perimeter defensive specialist.
The New York Daily News reported earlier Wednesday that Shumpert-for-Faried talks "have intensified" but added that no deal was imminent.
The Knicks clearly have a huge need on the front line in the wake of the fractured fibula suffered by center Tyson Chandler. New York's defensive anchor will be sidelined for at least a month and the Knicks, like many teams in the league, are known to be fans of Faried.
Yet it's believed that Denver is also seeking draft compensation in addition to Shumpert in exchange for Faried, who averaged 11.5 points and 9.2 rebounds in 2012-13, his second season as a pro. That could prove to be too high a price for the Knicks, who would prefer not to part with Shumpert but understand he is by far their most attractive trade asset.
The Knicks need rebounding with Chandler out and seem prepared to rely on J.R. Smith, rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. and perhaps even a veteran such as Beno Udrih in a pinch to fill the void if they decide Shumpert must be moved to address the frontcourt need