Shump is starting to look healthy, agile and aggressive. Last night was his best game all year. 8-10, 4-5 from three and 20 points.
The question is, is now the time for Woodson to load on the minutes for him? They have to play him, they have to see what they have for him, if not for the very least of the playoffs may not work out for us. If we can establish some value for him, we can use him as a trade chip if he's not going to be in our plans going forward.
Shumpert is our only young player and he looked like he had loads of potential last year. Then he got hurt. For him to have a game like last night, it shows he still has that potential, even on the offensive end. He was aggressive, he was making shots and he's starting to get his mobility back as a pest on defense.
It'd be nice amongst the Amare-Chandler-Melo injury mess, for Shumpert to step up and play like a man, a future All-Star. It's about the only thing that a Knick fan can be positive and look forward to right now.