But as those talks drag on, the Knicks are also talking to Denver about a deal involving Jordan Hamilton for Beno Udrih as they focus moving Shumpert to the Clippers in a deal for Darren Collison, sources told ESPNNewYork and ESPN.com's Marc Stein.
Udrih has expressed frustration over the public criticism of his play earlier this season and, according to sources, he requested a trade.
Bringing Hamilton, a 6-foot-7 small forward, to New York wouldn’t impact the Knicks' cap space in 2015. Hamilton’s contract expires after this season.
Sources tell Stein that the Wizards remain interested in Udrih as well. Sources tell Stein that the Wizards still hold out hope that they can convince the Knicks to send Udrih to Washington D.C. instead of Denver.
The Knicks, sources say, are hesitant to bring in a player who is on the books beyond the 2014-15 season, because their hope is to have enough cap space available for the 2015 offseason to go after the top players on the market. Rajon Rondo, Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge are expected to headline a group of free agents that summer.