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Iman Shumpert | Guard/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
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Iman Shumpert is continuing to deal with a groin injury, but he's not expected to miss any time.
The fact that the groin injury has lingered isn't the best news, but Shumpert has been able to play without significant issue since sustaining the injury, and there's nothing to suggest that's about to change. With Kevin Love (shoulder) out and Kyrie Irving (knee, foot) hobbled, the Cavs need everything they can get elsewhere. May 18 - 9:46 AM

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Iman Shumpert's groin injury didn't limit him in 42 minutes on Tuesday, as he finished the Cavs' home win with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks.

J.R. Smith added 12 points, two 3-pointers, three boards, one steal and one block off the bench, and the former Knicks continue to provide 'x-factor' production when the Cavs need it most. Shumpert is averaging 36.2 minutes per game in the series and seems like a lock to continue starting ahead of Smith.
May 12 - 9:53 PM

Iman Shumpert with stick with the starting unit for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Bulls.

Shumpert hasn't been playing well over the past two games, shooting 4-of-17 from the field for a grand total of 13 points. J.R. Smith will continue to come off the bench, but he's remains the better play in fantasy leagues.
May 12 - 5:51 PM

Updating a previous report, Iman Shumpert (not J.R. Smith) will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's Game 4 against the Bulls.

An earlier report had Smith as the starter, but that will not be the case. Shumpert played 37 minutes on Friday, but his stat line of eight points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block left a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective. Smith will come off the bench, but he offers more upside than Shumpert with regards to fantasy value.
May 10 - 3:16 PM

Iman Shumpert played a surprising 37 minutes against the Bulls on Friday with eight points, one rebound, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

He did play down the stretch as the Cavs went with Shump and J.R. Smith on the wings for much of this game, including the end of the game. Expect his minutes to dip a bit in Game 4 on Sunday, which makes him tough to use in fantasy with his low usage rate.
May 8 - 10:56 PM

Iman Shumpert (groin) will play on Friday night and the Cavs will monitor him.

Some of the Cavs were in traffic, but Shumpert wasn't part of that group and was able to warm up. With J.R. Smith back in action, Shumpert probably will only see around 15-20 minutes tonight.
May 8 - 6:58 PM

Iman Shumpert (groin) said that he'll do whatever it takes to be able to play in Game 3 against the Bulls on Friday.

Shumpert remains a game-time decision for Game 3, but things are trending in a positive direction. Head coach David Blatt said that Shumpert has improved and that he's "hopeful" to have him available, so it sounds like there's a decent chance Shumpert plays tonight. He will, however, head back to the bench with J.R. Smith returning from his two-game suspension, so his fantasy value is due to take a sizable hit.
May 8 - 10:47 AM

Iman Shumpert (groin) is uncertain to play in Game 3 against the Bulls on Friday.

Cavaliers head coach David Blatt said Shumpert is feeling better after leaving Thursday's Game 2 early, but is not sure if he'll be able to go in Game 3 on Friday. We'll keep an eye on Shumpert's status heading into Friday night, but J.R. Smith will be returning from suspension and will be in a good spot to produce if Shumpert is unable to suit up.
May 7 - 1:58 PM

Iman Shumpert did return from a groin injury and left the game early again on Wednesday against the Bulls, finishing with 15 points, seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

It was a surprise to see the Cavs bring him back into the game despite the team being up big in the fourth. Shumpert returned to the locker room about 10 minutes before his teammates in real time and perhaps it was just to get a jump on some treatment. With J.R. Smith set to return on Friday, Shumpert isn't going to be as important to the rotation. Still, he deserves some credit for his play tonight. Check back for an update tomorrow.
May 6 - 9:48 PM

Iman Shumpert suffered a left groin strain in the third quarter on Wednesday and is probable to return.

This is almost shocking to hear Shumpert is fine. Based on some lip reading, it looked like Shumpert said he felt something "pop" in his upper leg. Also, the TNT broadcast reported that owner Dan Gilbert and general manager David Griffin went back to the locker room. For now, it sounds like Shumpert dodged a bullet.
May 6 - 8:31 PM

Iman Shumpert hit 8-of-17 shots (4-of-10 3PTs) with one rebound, one assist and one steal over 41 minutes in Monday's Game 1 loss to the Bulls.

Shumpert has stepped right into J.R. Smith's (suspension) role and he'll get another crack at it in Game 2. Once Smith returns look for his minutes to fall down into low 30s or high 20s, and he might get some added consideration if the Bulls backcourt stays hot throughout the series.
May 4 - 10:37 PM

Iman Shumpert and Mike Miller will start against the Bulls on Monday, according to Chris Haynes of the Plain Dealer.

It's not a surprise whatsoever to see Miller get the start over Tristan Thompson. LeBron James played a lot of power forward in Game 4 against the Celtics, so expect that to continue going forward. Shumpert will get minutes, but his usage rate will be very tiny in the next two games. Miller is not a great fantasy option either. With Love out, the biggest beneficiary might be Kyrie Irving.
May 4 - 5:36 PM

With J.R. Smith serving a two-game suspension, Iman Shumpert is expected to start at shooting guard for Monday's Game 1 vs. the Bulls.

"I think I’ll get more opportunities just playing more minutes," Shumpert said. "But as far as going in with a different mindset, it’s not like I’m going to transform into J.R. for the team." The Cavs are very short-handed with Smith out two games and Kevin Love (shoulder) done for the playoffs, so in addition to Shump they'll need more production from Tristan Thompson, James Jones, Matthew Dellavedova and possibly Shawn Marion or Mike Miller.
May 3 - 8:15 PM

David Blatt praised Iman Shumpert's play after logging a double-double in Sunday's Game 4 win over the Celtics.

Shumpert had 15 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, three blocks and shot a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line. "Iman Shumpert gave us a huge game tonight, huge," Blatt said. "He was just all over the court...He was without question the X Factor. No question." Shumpert played a whopping 38 minutes, and with J.R. Smith facing suspension and Kevin Love (shoulder) sidelined, the Flat Top is about to become a lot more important.
Apr 27 - 9:23 AM

Iman Shumpert played well during his 38 minutes of action as the Cavs' swept their first-round series against the Celtics on Sunday, scoring 15 points while grabbing 10 rebounds.

J.R. Smith was ejected from Sunday's game for elbowing Jae Crowder in the face, and there's really no way he doesn't get a suspension from the league. Shumpert was the first one off the bench when Smith was ejected, and his 38 minutes would suggest that he's going to be the primary beneficiary with Smith unavailable. He added one 3-pointer, two steals and three blocks to his stat line tonight, shooting 3-of-4 from the field and knocking down all eight of this free throw attempts. He could be make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues while Smith serves his suspension.
Apr 26 - 5:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Joe Harris
4James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Brendan Haywood
3Kendrick Perkins
4Anderson Varejao