Oct. 1, 2012; Tarrytown, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert speaks to the media at the MSG Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

New York Knicks Excercise Shumpert's Option

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Being that their roster in ancient in terms of average age, the New York Knicks took steps on Tuesday to assure that they will have at least young guy on their roster next season.

Apr 28, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert (21) is carried off the court during the second half of game one in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against he Miami Heat of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Knicks announced that they have exercised the third-year option on guard Iman Shumpert, who at 22 years of age is the only current Knicks player with a guaranteed contract under the age of 25.

Shumpert, the Knicks first round pick of the 2011 NBA draft, is currently recovering from a torn left ACL.  He will miss the start of this season, but the Knicks hope to get him back in January.

The second-year guard, who excels on the defensive end of the floor, averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in his rookie season.

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