HoopsHype Iman Shumpert rumors

February 20, 2014 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Iman Shumpert's MRI has revealed no tears in left knee, only a mildly sprained MCL, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Could miss two weeks. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Ian Begley: One thing to keep an eye on with Shumpert: Source says OKC has interest if MCL isn't torn. #Knicks want a first-round pick back for Shumpert Twitter @IanBegley

Frank Isola: No word yet on Iman Shumpert, who has now had a knee injury for a third straight season. He's also had two knee surgeries. Twitter @FisolaNYDN

After several rounds of negotiations, the Clippers and Knicks abandoned discussions on a proposed trade centered around Shumpert earlier on Wednesday, league sources said. The Knicks had interest in bringing back Clippers point guard Darren Collison and rookie Reggie Bullock as part of a package, but wanted Los Angeles to accept Raymond Felton in the deal, sources said. The Clippers resisted the Felton element of the deal, and were reluctant to part with Bullock or any draft picks in talks, sources said. Clippers general manager and coach Doc Rivers has been determined to upgrade athleticism on the wings and sees Shumpert as a player who can complement J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley. Redick is expected to miss a month with a back injury. Yahoo! Sports

Within hours of trade talks collapsing with the Los Angeles Clippers on a deal, New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

Shumpert left the Knicks' 98-91 victory against New Orleans with the knee injury, and will return to New York to have an MRI on Thursday. There's concern about possible meniscus damage that will be addressed in the examination, a source told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

On the eve of the NBA trade deadline and with talks for a deal involving Clippers point guard Darren Collison very real, Shumpert, their chief trade pawn, sustained a sprained left knee in the Knicks’ 98-91 victory over the Pelicans Wednesday at Smoothie King Center. The injury occurred to the same knee he had surgically repaired after tearing his ACL during the 2012 playoffs. After the game, coach Mike Woodson said Shumpert will fly to New York to be reevaluated. Shumpert said he will get an MRI exam. “I’m hoping it’s not a [torn ACL],” Woodson said. “I love everything about Iman. I know he’s had a rough season, but we need him.” New York Post

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