Jan 30, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton (2) advances the ball during the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 117-86. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks pushing Raymond Felton on teams

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The New York Knicks have found themselves engaged in multiple trade scenarios today, but their instance to include Raymond Felton in deals is apparently driving a wedge in such trades.

According to Marc Stein, the Knicks are telling teams that they need to either give up a first round draft pick or take Felton in deals involving Iman Shumpert.

ESPN has learned Knicks are telling teams that have interest in Shumpert: It’ll either cost you a first or you have to take on Felton’s deal

While Shumpert is a fine player, it’s questionable if he’s worth a first round pick (unless it’s extremely late).

As for Felton, his deal isn’t outlandish by any stretch but he’s still due nearly $4 million next season and has a $4 million dollar player option for the 2015-16 season, all of that while being ranked as the worst point guard in the NBA.

Needless to say, if the Knicks are serious about trading Shumpert, it’s likely they’ll need to come down in their demands as teams simply aren’t going to take Felton off their hands unless they can rid themselves of an equally bad contract/player.

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