Apr 6, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert (21) reacts during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 102-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Amar'e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert to 76ers?

Oh god no. Please no. I don’t even want to unearth this ungodly and horrible rumor. But, I must do my duties as the mastermind of this site.

On ESPN First Take, Stephen A. Smith revealed that the 76ers and Knicks have had talks about a deal that would send Iman Shumpert and Amar’e Stoudemire to the Sixers. What would be going to New York wasn’t revealed, but that trade rumor is enough to make me shriek.

The 76ers are involved in any team trying to dump massive salaries, since they have around $30 million in cap space this offseason. The contracts of Shumpert and Stoudemire take up around $25 million, which would help the Knicks try to do whatever they’re trying to do this offseason. With Carmelo Anthony expected to make his decision today, this trade could happen sooner rather than later if the rumors are true.

The prize in this whole ordeal would be the Sixers getting to services of Iman Shumper — a 24-year-old guard who stands at 6-foot-5. Shumpert is a former first-round draft pick and is averaging 7.7 points in his three seasons in the NBA. He has yet to shoot over 40 percent from the field in his career, which is something that isn’t that attractive. However, Shumpert is an insane athlete and had some crazy bounce before he tore his ACL, which caused him to miss some of the 2012-13 season.

Amar’e Stoudemire, on the other hand, would just be something that the 76ers would have to deal with if they wanted Shumpert. Stoudemire put up 12 points and 5 boards last season, but his best days are clearly behind him. With Stoudemire being due close to $21 million, it would leave the 76ers as one of the only teams in the NBA that can — and would — absorb that contract.

The talks don’t seem too serious at this moment, but make sure to check back for any updates on this situation.

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  • hey

    please not

  • John

    If you’re a Knick fan this would be the best salary dump in the history of salary dumps.

  • Ames Howard

    why not? 76ers aren’t trying to make the playoffs this year and it gives them a good young shooting guard in the process? I’d probably do it. Amare contract comes off the books next year so they aren’t losing anything?

    • USACool

      Because you can rent a much better shooting guard than Schumpert (who stinks) without taking the cap hit. That’s why not. And Schumpert does nothing for our young locker room as he has never given 100 percent on both ends of the floor and has a rep as a defensive liability…he does not like playing defense.

      Even better reason for not doing it: You keep a competing team in your division in cap hell; making it tougher and longer for them to get out. Helping the Knicks is like the Eagles helping the Dallas Cowboys after the Cowboys did something stupid.

      Let the Knicks get themselves out of cap hell.

  • Marvin

    Makes sense if Sixers could also acquire some 1st rounders in process. Don’t think anyone values Iman like the Knicks themselves, so might be surprised how much Sixers don’t care that he’s in the deal… Doubt this could ever happen with Phil though.. He’d have to give up even more assets that Knicks can’t afford to give

  • USACool

    The Knicks got themselves into this mess. Let THEM get themselves out of it. We don’t need all of this salary to get a shooting guard, for crap sake! And we don’t need THEIR cap nightmare!

    The toughest positions to fill on a NBA team are point guard (MCW), Center and Power Forward (Embiid and Noel interchangeably). The easiest positions to fill, by far, are shooting guard and small forward.

    The 76ers could literally RENT a two guard in free agency right now or make a far less costly trade and get someone workable for this season. Iman Schumpert is worse than most of the 2-guards in the NBA! – Unless you’re breathing New York air.

    NO WAY….NO HOW the 76ers should ever think about this silliness. And on top of that, help a team in your own division???? – NO…NOPE…NEVER.

    Sorry New York and Stephen A….back to the drawing board, Knick fans.

  • Matthew Zakutny

    This would have to come w/ picks.

    • Llaarryy

      Correct. Multiple, minimally protected picks. And the Knicks take JRich, Maynor, and Moultrie contracts, too.