NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Iman Shumpert has survived the trade deadline.
But he won’t be playing for the Knicks anytime soon.
The Knicks say Shumpert will miss about two weeks with a sprained ligament in his left knee.
Shumpert was hurt Wednesday in the Knicks’ victory at New Orleans and returned to New York for an MRI, which revealed a sprained left MCL. He sustained a far more serious torn ACL in May 2012 at the end of his rookie season and sat out until the following January.
Shumpert has struggled this season, averaging 6.9 points on 38 percent shooting in 52 games. His name has been involved in trade rumors for months, but he was not dealt before Thursday’s deadline.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers and Knicks discussed a deal that would have sent Shumpert and point guard Raymond Felton to Los Angeles for point guard Darren Collison, shooting guard Willie Green and small forward Matt Barnes.
Talks came down to the wire, according to Wojnarowski.
The Knicks had also been shopping Felton, who has struggled this season, for weeks.
Another Knick who surprisingly survived the deadline is point guard Beno Udrih. According to reports, the Nuggets and the Knicks were on the verge of swapping Udrih for Jordan Hamilton.
In an unexpected turn of events, the Nuggets shipped Hamilton to the Rockets for Aaron Brooks.
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