Trade deal with Clippers discussed which would see Shumpert leave New York.
The New York Knicks are continuing their pursuit of a new point guard ahead of the trade deadline, with Los Angeles Clippers star Darren Collison the latest name to be linked.
According to ESPN, the deal is centred around sending Iman Shumpert and Raymond Felton to Los Angeles in exchange for Collison and Reggie Bullock.
Clippers forward Jared Dudley had also reportedly been involved in the discussions, but his inclusion has been deemed unnecessary for the trade deal to work financially.
The Knicks have been rumoured to be looking for fresh impetus at the point guard position for the past few weeks, with Felton playing below expectations this season which has arguably contributed to the predicament the franchise currently finds itself in.
In addition to Collison, they have been paired with an interest in Toronto’s Kyle Lowry and Atlanta Hawks’ Jeff Teague, with neither reaching a successful conclusion at this point mainly as a result of the Knicks’ inability to offer significant players or picks in return.
As a result, New York have now reportedly switched their attention to Collison, while sources also insist that a deal involving Shumpert with the Denver Nuggets for Kenneth Faried also remains a possibility.
For the Clippers, they would welcome the shooting and defensive work that Shumpert brings while Felton would add depth behind Chris Paul.
However, it remains to be seen what the Knicks choose to do as ultimately they are also looking to maintain significant cap space ahead of the offseason in 2015.
It is expected that a number of top players will enter free agency, with the likes of Rajon Rondo, Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge making up a high-profile group of free agents that summer.
Nevertheless, it is clear that the Knicks (20-33) are thinking about their more immediate future and are keen to bolster their roster in order to help them reach the playoffs this season.