According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks are discussing a deal that would send Clippers’ point guard Darren Collison to New York in exchange for Knicks’ guard Iman Shumpert and Knicks’ point guard Raymond Felton.
According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Collison isn’t the only player the Knicks would be getting back.
Proposed deal of Darren Collison for Iman & Raymond Felton would also include NY getting Reggie Bullock from Clippers, according to a source
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) February 19, 2014
Obviously, the Knicks need point guard help, but Collison doesn’t appear to be much of an upgrade from the much maligned Felton.
That’s probably why the Knicks are trying to make sure that Bullock is in the trade. The Clippers selected Bullock, who played college basketball with the North Carolina Tar Heels, with the 25th overall pick in last year’s draft. Bullock has played in 26 games and is averaging 2.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per game.
It appears this deal is a long shot, anyway.
I don’t see this Shumpert-Collison deal happening, and neither do two people involved in it. “Not likely,” they both said.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 19, 2014
In other news, the Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks are interested in New Orleans Pelicans’ guard Austin Rivers.