Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 1:40 pm  |  12 responses

Knicks Reportedly Looking to Trade Iman Shumpert for Darren Collison

The New York Knicks and LA Clippers are reportedly negotiating a deal involving Iman Shumpert and Raymond Felton, in exchange for Darren Collison. Per Yahoo! Sports:

The Knicks are shopping Shumpert hard, and the Clippers have been receptive to listening on a potential deal, league sources said.

The discussions and proposed players are still fluid, league sources said, and a deal isn’t close to being reached. Nevertheless, Shumpert is an object of interest for the Clippers and the recent return of All-Star point guard Chris Paul makes Collison more expendable.

The Clippers would need to add more than Collison to a package to absorb Shumpert and Felton. Other players have been discussed between the two teams to make the salaries match up in a deal, sources said.

Clippers GM and coach Doc Rivers is determined to upgrade the athleticism on the wings and sees Shumpert, 23, as a player who can complement J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley. Redick, 29, is expected to miss a month with a back injury.

The Knicks are determined to upgrade at point guard, and Collison, 26, has shown an ability to be an effective playmaker in stops in New Orleans, Indiana, Dallas and now the Clippers.

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  • Slim reaper

    Iman Shumpert to lob city, bad deal for the knicks

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    So the Knicks went from chasing Kyle Lowry to chasing Darren Collison? Is Dolan that scared of Ujiri?

  • http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjIeIA3G2s5UPQfRPYFyFDw Hart26

    Not really. Takes Felton’s contract off the books and away from NY. Could bring in another young player in Bullock. It’s a decent trade for NY. Iman has underperformed this whole year. I think he just needs a fresh start, but he won’t succeed in NY. He has no shot, no handles, and his defense can not make up for his offense being this bad.

  • spit hot fiyah

    they need a true point guard that can actually play. shumpert will have to be extended soon enough. not a terrible deal

  • OrlandoWoolridge(RIP)

    I want Shump to succeed, but whenever I watch him play, he just can’t make a shot. Does anybody who watches him play often think he has a chance to be anything but a defensive specialist? I thought Collison was going to be a good starter in the league when he played in Indi.

  • The Seed

    Better trade for Knicks, Shumpert is mad overrated. Plus Clippers really don’t need him. I hope the Clippers do this deal, this would make them a worst team. Sometimes the Clippers offense looks better with Darren running point.

  • Dewaynewayne

    Trade for ANYBODY just get rid of Fatman Felton please…

  • Caboose

    Could benefit both teams. Have the Clips throw in Dudley, and it works well. Clips get a defensive stopper on the wing, Knicks shed salary and get a usable point guard.

  • Caboose

    Better than…Chris Paul?

  • danpowers

    hell no!

  • danpowers

    i guess dolan finally realized how badly he got ripped off down the stretch doing panick moves which is why ujiri finally lost interest in dealing with the knicks lol

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