The Knicks won! It wasn't a very pleasant game, but Carmelo Anthony is really great. Better than Luke Babbitt, even. I'll write something up about that later.
In news more relevant to trade deadline stuff, Iman Shumpert hurt himself. His left knee, specifically, which is the last thing he ought to hurt. It didn't look great. It looked like this:
The Knicks are calling it a "sprained left knee." I worry it's something worse than that, since it's the knee that required surgery after Shump tore his ACL in 2012. It has seemed for months (shit, years), and especially on Wednesday, like the Knicks were trying hard to trade Shumpert somewhere, though it sounded like talks were breaking down last we heard. The Toronto thing went away, the Nuggets were never that interested, and the Clippers deal seems to have crumbled, too. I don't know how this affects that. Still over 15 hours until the deadline. I really hope you're okay, Shump.
Update: Shump's road trip is over. He's headed home for tests:
Iman Shumpert will travel back to New York to be re-evaluated.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 20, 2014
Shumpert said the injury definitely isn't his ACL.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) February 20, 2014
That's...something? Iman does know what an injured ACL feels like.
Update: Oh, it's the Knicks saying that:
Shumpert said he has been told his ACL is fine. But he still sounded down, frustrated and concerned.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) February 20, 2014
Update: Woj has specifics, somehow:
Knicks Iman Shumpert has a sprained MCL in his left knee, league source tells Yahoo. As reported, he's on way back to New York for MRI.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 20, 2014a
MRI on Iman Shumpert's left knee has revealed a sprained MCL, league source says.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 20, 2014
Okay, but how badly?