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Iman Shumpert misses practice with sore right shoulder

Greenburgh - September 30, 2013: Knicks Iman Shumpert

Greenburgh - September 30, 2013: Knicks Iman Shumpert during the Knicks media day held in Greenburgh, New York. (Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy ) Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

GREENBURGH – Iman Shumpert was just happy it wasn’t his left knee.

Shumpert was held out of Knicks’ practice today after suffering a sore right shoulder during a 3-on-3 drill Wednesday. Shumpert said it’s “minor,” and plan is just to rest it right now.

“Nothing major,” Shumpert said. “They just want to make sure that I’m healthy. First time I’ve been healthy so they just want to make sure that I’m healthy before I go back out there."

Shumpert said there is no plan at this point to have an MRI or an X-ray.

“I think rest right now will be good,” he said. “They just don't want to push it. They said if it's sore today just chill out, no rush right now, we just need you healthy for the first game.”

Shumpert looked forward to this training camp because it was supposed to be his first full one.

After he was drafted in 2011, there was a lockout and when it ended camp was abridged. Last year, Shumpert was rehabbing his left knee after tearing his ACL and meniscus in his first playoff game.

Shumpert said he pulled up in the drill and someone reached down and “tweaked” his shoulder.

“It's sore today,” he said. “No point in me trying to get 1,000 jump shots up while it's sore. Just chill out and try to get it (healthy).

“I’m just glad it's not my knee, honestly,” he added.

Mike Woodson said the Knicks were just being “cautious,” in holding Shumpert out. He said they would evaluate him tonight and tomorrow and if he can practice tomorrow he would.

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