Clippers pulled out of Shumpert deal just before deadline

Shortly before the trade deadline, the Knicks were under the impression that a deal to send Iman Shumpert to the Clippers for point guard Darren Collison was all but done (Broussard).

But the Clippers backed out at the last second, and reports are the Clippers may have been posturing the entire time in an effort to keep Shumpert from being dealt to Oklahoma City.

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OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

DOLAN LOVES WOODY!!! NOW WHAT ???

zdiddy4nyk
zdiddy4nyk

All these teams are doing the right thing...We need to buy out Amare and give Tyler all of his minutes!!

zdiddy4nyk
zdiddy4nyk

OKC would beat Miami, if they had traded for Chandler, Shump, KMart and Felton.  They should have send us Perkins, Reggie Jackson, Collison, Thabeet and 2014 first rounder.

Chandler.....Adams

Ibaka...........KMart

Durant.........Shump/Perry Jones

Sefolosha....Lamb

Westbrook...Felton


That line up for OKC, would be so long an very difficult to score on.  Chandler is the kind of center that help is team beat Miami...because, he is very good help defender.

We would get the first round pick and Reggie Jackson.


http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=mb8r4kg

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

If you recall last year, we sent Brewer to OKC for a 2nd round pick. I'd assume that that's what they probably offered up for Shump as well. Hard to imagine they would give up a 1st round pick. They have been hitting home runs in the late first round with Ibaka and Reggie Jackson.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

Shtload of players are getting bought out. Hope at least some can clear waivers, then we can watch our FO stand pat and be negligent once again.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

shump is fragile. he hurt himself the last three times by doing regular stuff out there--nobody touched him. 3 times? it's a real shame. people like shump because he's dark, big and cut. not all guys who look like that are beasts. shump doesn't work hard enough.

carl hill
carl hill

Just checked his stats, Shump IS having a off year, similar to last season, and, the season before, oh, at least his rebounding made a nice improvement this year.....what's all the fuss, he is what he is....
guess his zenith was College...

bigdishing
bigdishing

Look, the media just loves a knicks-look-like-fools story, and there have been plenty this year. 


But I am not buying this. The Clips thought enough of Shump to play a game to keep him out of OKC, but not enough of him to trade a guy like Collison? I don't think so. 


Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

The deal falling through was more about Shump's knee than any gamesmanship by the Clippers. Doc Rivers has seen Shump enough to know what he could do in his rotation. Doc is calling the shots on this one, no doubt.The diagnosis came through right at the trade deadline. The Clippers were probably reluctant to pull the trigger on damaged goods. When you are trying to make a run at an NBA, you can't afford to make a mistake.

Willian Knicks
Willian Knicks

Shump needs to play more and sing less, focus on basketball game. hes not shaq

M&M; Consultants
M&M; Consultants

That hurt the knicks for getting the pick they needed from the OKC to make the Rondo trade happened. Can't put this on Mills and Donlan

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Biggie  

To be fair, Shumpert's injury really complicated the situation. His MRI was done hours before the trade deadline. Tough decision for the Clippers to make.

thatsagoodpoint
thatsagoodpoint

@bigdishing Eh, I think his injury was a bigger factor as Clippers would look bad if they had dealt for an injured player.

M&M; Consultants
M&M; Consultants

@bigdishing  Getting Shumpert in OKC in the missing pieces for them that could help take on Miami or Pacers. GM around the league like Shumpert and feel Woodson is not using him right

Ian Carvalho
Ian Carvalho

@M&M; Consultants  If this is true - why would they holdout on OKC for Collison, if OKC was offering a 1st? I think OKC's interest was made to be more than it actually was.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@Knicks_Fanatic @Biggie Then why this report?  Clips could have easily said "didn't want to risk shump being hurt"...Makes no sense fanatic...they played us like a Guitar...Jimmy Dolans guitar..Shump is not highly regarded around the league, regardless what you or I think.

bigdishing
bigdishing

@M&M; Consultants @bigdishing  If OKC thinks Shump is the missing piece, then they are the ones who got played. After all, Clips and OKC are legit contenders. We are a lottery team. We missed out on Collison? yawn. 

M&M; Consultants
M&M; Consultants

@Ian Carvalho   Because this would have help them move chandler so they could pick up the second pick for this years draft. Boston wanted to 2 first round picks this year and knicks also had to move felton for cap and his bad play, One of previous post the other day i said Mills was working on picks and would shock everyone. This missed up everything 

Frank Gebel
Frank Gebel

@zdiddy4nyk Saying Ben Gordon and Ramone Sessions could get bought out....Wake up Mills and be prepared.

Frank Gebel
Frank Gebel

@zdiddy4nyk @Frank Gebel @Knicks_Fanatic At least clear the end of the bench with 2 buyout players

zdiddy4nyk
zdiddy4nyk

@Frank Gebel @Knicks_Fanatic

That sucks...NBA is really a business and the teams don't care about players.

But, people thinks Melo, Lebron, etc should think about the teams best interest, when they make decisions.

People likes to kill the players when they leave teams...but, nobody says crap, when teams trade away players...SMFH!!

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Frank Gebel  

Granger was probably clearly out his locker and saying goodbye to his teammates. I think you get 48 hours to report.

Frank Gebel
Frank Gebel

@zdiddy4nyk @Frank Gebel @VerySilentJay @bockers They said he didn't even leave Indiana ,was at their practice today!

zdiddy4nyk
zdiddy4nyk

@Frank Gebel @VerySilentJay@bockers

It would be crazy, if Granger ends up on Miami, SA or OKC and end up being the difference in a playoff series against Indy!!

bockers
bockers

@Knicks_Fanatic @MeloStat301@Biggie


NOBODY who understands BB would want Shumpert.A GG pick.LMAO

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@MeloStat301 @Knicks_Fanatic@Biggie 

Are you saying his injury was no factor? Of course not. 

Let's investigate here.Broussard got his information from a source. That source surely puts Dolan Mills in a bad light. If true, that person had to be within the Knicks' circle because of the claim that there were two deals for Shump in the pipeline.

Clearly that leak would likely be from the Shump camp. His agent did request a trade last January because of Shump being misused and played out of position. He is still being played out of position. Shump is due for his next contract and clearly a change of scenery would be beneficial. So I'd assume that's a good guess on Broussard's source and why it was given to him.

barnaby87
barnaby87

@M&M; Consultants @barnaby87@M&M; ConsultantsMost deals from yesterday aren't finalized yet because of physicals.  Shump wouldn't have taken his physical until today, therefore, no, not enough turn around time.  The Danny Granger trade isn't even finalized yet.