An injury to Iman Shumpert the night before the trade deadline complicated things for the Knicks. Credit: Getty Images
The Knicks and Nets are going in different directions, but they both followed the same school of thought on NBA trade deadline day: Do nothing.
The Nets made a small trade on Wednesday, adding reserve guard Marcus Thornton from the Kings, but couldn’t pull anything bigger on Thursday. Rumors had them looking at former Knicks power forward Jordan Hill, but the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement. The Lakers decided to keep Hill at the trade deadline.
The same goes for Iman Shumpert, who the Knicks tried dealing to the Clippers right up to the deadline for a package including point guard Darren Collison and Reggie Bullock. Shumpert sprained his knee Wednesday night, but the team said he should only miss about two weeks.
Around the NBA ...
There wasn’t much action around the NBA on Thursday, but a few deals were made.
The biggest deals of the day all came out of Philadelphia, where the Sixers sold off most of their team. They traded Evan Turner to Indiana for Danny Granger and Spencer Hawes to Cleveland for a couple draft picks.
The Bobcats, currently eighth in the Eastern Conference, traded for veteran guards Luke Ridnour and Gary Neal. They also unloaded Ramon Sessions’ contract on the Bucks.
The Wizards finally gave up on former first-round pick Jan Vesely, sending him to Denver in exchange for veteran Andre Miller.