HoopsHype Raymond Felton + Trade rumors

February 20, 2014 Updates

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

February 19, 2014 Updates

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

Jared Zwerling: FWIW, a source close to Felton said nothing seems imminent right now. Said, "Knicks don't have too much to offer while keeping caps clear." Twitter @JaredZwerling

February 18, 2014 Updates

Felton will be running the show on Tuesday when the Knicks begin the post-All Star break part of the season against Memphis, with the defending Atlantic Division champs having only 30 games to play their way into the postseason. “There’s no question that the Knicks want to upgrade that position," one Eastern Conference executive said on Monday night. “That’s their top goal." New York Daily News

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