The promising second year guard tore the ACL and meniscus in his left knee in during the Knicks first round playoff exit against the Miami Heat last spring and has not played yet this season.
That all changes this afternoon when the man with the incredible flat top returns to the Knicks lineup against the Detroit Pistons in a game played in London at 3pm New York time.
Shumpert brings youth and athleticism to an elderly Knicks team that sorely lacks in those areas, but he also is one of the best on-ball defenders in the game and he showed steady improvement on the offensive end of the floor with each game last season.
Although it will take Shumpert some time to get back into game shape and gain full confidence in his knee, he will immediately give the Knicks an upgrade on the defensive end of the court and while running the fast break due to his athletic ability.
We here at Sportsmasher.com want to welcome Iman Shumpert and his flat top back to the Knicks lineup, and to celebrate, here is a picture of Shump and one of my other All-Time favorite Knicks, Anthony Mason: