And to answer your question, I can't see it going through Shump at this point. But, but pretty soon yes. Maybe next season.
And if you believe Shump has a ton of work to do to get to where JR is you're confused. Shumpert was better than JR last year. Like I said, JR has to do it for a longer stretch than 8 games before I think he can keep this current stretch up. Don't be a prisoner of the moment, I've watched his whole career, and this is the best stretch of his career and it's still not all star worthy or anything.
JR may be the most talented of the 3, but Felton and Iman have skills that you can rely on, and both have better B Ball IQs. I need to see where JR is at the all star break before I totally buy into what he's been doing, because before this current stretch he had a poor one. But, we'll see.
It's a great testament to this team though that we can have this conversation, because if the voting was today...I agree that JR Smith is the current 6th man of the year, even if I would trust Crawford and definitely KMart more. But I think Felton has been overall more important and will be the better player this year....Shumpert will come back and eventually be as good or more important IMO. That's not even mention J Kidd who the whole world claims is the Knicks 3rd most important player after Melo and Tyson. Add in Amare, and the Knicks are loaded.