Feb 22, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Iman Shumpert (21) looses the ball at the net to Sacramento Kings point guard Tyreke Evans (13) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 120-81. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Kings interested in Shumpert?

Reportedly, the Denver Nuggets don’t have interest in Iman Shumpert. Emphasis on “reportedly”. However, ESPN is also reporting that the Sacramento Kings could be gauging interest on the Knicks’ former first round pick.

More and more folks around the league see some sort of Shumpert deal materializing sooner rather than later, given that he’s New York’s only real asset of value to make an in-season move and with the Knicks increasingly confident that they’ve got enough at the position to handle Shumpert’s exit now that J.R. Smith is back and with rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. looking good early.

Word is that the Nuggets do have a level interest — just not if the Knicks keep asking them to part with Kenneth Faried in exchange — while Sacramento is also said to be gauging how Shumpert might fit in.

For me, the biggest part of this report is the fact that the Nuggets DO have a level of interest in Shumpert — “just not if the Knicks keep asking for Faried”. Hmm.

I’ve said it before, I believe at the end of the day the Nuggets end up with Shumpert. After this report, I’m even more confident in that.

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