HoopsHype Iman Shumpert rumors

February 20, 2014 Updates

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

February 19, 2014 Updates

Shortly after talks broke down, Shumpert had to leave the Knicks' game against the New Orleans Pelicans with a sprained left knee. He did not return to the game, and the severity of the injury was immediately unclear. Yahoo! Sports

Talks at this point are not in advanced stages, with one source describing the deal as "a possibility." The teams have been talking since Friday. A source with knowledge of the talks told ESPN that the Clippers have been reluctant to part with Bullock, their first-round draft pick from last year, who is being asked to play a larger role with starting guard J.J. Redick lost indefinitely to a back injury. Adding Shumpert would help somewhat, as he would slide into Redick's starting role and allow Sixth Man of the Year candidate Jamal Crawford to go back to his reserve role. ESPN.com

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