Iman Shumpert and the New York Knicks both believe that a trade is inevitable at this point, according to sources.

The Knicks believe they have enough other talent at Shumpert's position in J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. to make a trade using one of their most valuable assets to save their season.

Shumpert was the 17th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and is considered one of the best perimeter defenders in the game.