The New York Knicks are still trying to complete a trade for Los Angeles Clippers point guard Darren Collison before Thursday's trade deadline, according to sources close to the talks.
But sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday night that the talks had been tabled until Thursday, which is Deadline Day in the NBA. The league's annual trade buzzer sounds at 3 p.m.
And the centerpiece of the Knicks' offer to the Clippers -- swingman Iman Shumpert -- suffered a sprained left knee Wednesday in New York's 98-91 win over New Orleans that could further impact talks. Yahoo! Sports reported the injury was a sprain to the MCL, citing league sources.
Yet sources close to the situation told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard late Wednesday that the Knicks were still hopeful of re-engaging with the Clippers before the deadline to try to push the trade through.