Jan 14, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Knicks forward center Andrea Bargnani (77), guard forward Iman Shumpert (21), and guard Tim Hardaway Jr. look around after coach Mike Woodson (not shown) is called on a technical foul during the second half of the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win 108-98. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Iman Shumpert has meniscus damage?

It was beginning to look like there was a real chance the New York Knicks could be trading away Iman Shumpert before today’s NBA trade deadline, but an injury has derailed any of those hopes.

Shumpert went down with an injury in his surgically repaired knee on Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans, and there is a fear he may have damage to his meniscus.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Shumpert left the Knicks’ 98-91 victory against New Orleans with the knee injury, and will return to New York to have an MRI on Thursday. There’s concern about possible meniscus damage that will be addressed in the examination, a source told Yahoo Sports….

The current injury ends several months of trade talks centered on Shumpert, punctuated with discussions that gathered momentum over the past several days with the Clippers.

The Los Angeles Clippers were close to trading for Shumpert before Raymond Felton’s contract was attempted to be pushed on them by the Knicks, so the Clippers have to be happy that things fell apart when they did.

Shumpert once looked like a promising star in the league, but lately he has been underwhelming and he’ll have to finish out the year in New York.

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