Shootaround Report: The Latest On Smith, Martin, & Shumpert

Jonah Ballow


As the Knicks prepare to hit the floor for a Game 4 tilt against the Pacers, there was significant news out of Tuesday’s shootaround in Indianapolis.  Head coach Mike Woodson provided updates on J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin, and Iman Shumpert while his squad trails the Pacers 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Smith and Martin appeared at shootaround after missing the previous two practices due to illness.  Smith was dealing with a 102-degree temperature prior to Game 3 and Martin was taking precautionary measures when he started suffering from the same symptoms following the loss on Saturday night.

Shumpert told reporters on Monday that in his mind he is definitely playing in Game 4.  His left knee was swollen and sore after a couple of awkward falls in Saturday’s contest. This morning, Woodson explained to reporters that Shumpert’s left knee will be evaluated by the same orthopedic surgeon that performed the surgery on his torn ACL last season. 

Shumpert, Smith, and Martin are listed as questionable for tonight’s game at 7 PM.  Follow @nyknicks for all the latest updates leading up to the contest.

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