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Iman Shumpert | Guard/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
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Phil Jackson explained his reasoning behind the Iman Shumpert trade in a recent interview and attributed part of his thinking to Shumpert being difficult.
"I like Shump," Jackson said, "but he has a very loud, big personality. It was difficult for most of the other guys to deal with, especially if things don't go well for him or the team." Jackson further elaborated by saying that he didn't think Shumpert was good for the culture the Knicks were trying to build and the best move was to deal him away. Jul 21 - 10:29 AM
Source: ESPN

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Iman Shumpert has officially signed his four-year, $40 million deal with Cleveland.

The Cavs have yet to bring back J.R. Smith, although there have been rumors that they're interested in acquiring Jamal Crawford. However, if they don't bring on any additional wing players via free agency, Shumpert could potentially be the starting two-guard in Cleveland. Although, even as a starter, Shumpert wouldn't be much more than a steals and 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Jul 9 - 2:13 PM

The Cavs and Iman Shumpert have agreed on a four-year, $40 million deal with a player option on the last year.

Owner Dan Gilbert is spending some serious dough today. Shumpert was expected to meet with other teams, but the Cavs just put up an offer he couldn't refuse. He was abysmal in the playoffs, making just 36.0 percent from the field. He won't be a fantasy option in most leagues.
Jul 1 - 7:32 PM

Restricted free agent Iman Shumpert will meet with teams after the Cavs were unable to sign him.

Shumpert isn't a must-have player and the Cavs can match any deal, so it makes for the Cavs to let him look for a deal. Unless a team overpays Shumpert, he is probably coming back to Cleveland. The Lakers are expected to get a meeting with him.
Jul 1 - 6:11 PM

The Lakers were one of the first teams to reach out to restricted free agent Iman Shumpert.

The Lakers still haven't made a splash in free agency, unless you count Robert Sacre. If they're going to throw a big deal at Shump, it'll be tough for the Cavs to match. However, it probably wouldn't be wise with two young combo guards in Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell.
Jul 1 - 4:16 PM

The Lakers, Mavs and Bucks will all reportedly pursue Iman Shumpert as a restricted free agent.

Cleveland will have the ability to match any offer he receives on the open market, and with LeBron James a fan of his play on the defensive end, it's likely that Cleveland will do what they can to retain him. Shumpert is a nice fit with the Cavs, but only averaged 7.2 points, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.3 steals per game during his time in Cleveland, so he's not going to be much more than a specialist in deep leagues if he remains with the Cavs.
Source: Real GM
Jun 30 - 4:20 PM

The Cavs extended a qualifying contract offer to G/F Iman Shumpert, making him a restricted free agent.

Every indication that we've received has the Cavs looking to re-sign Shumpert, who could be in line for as much as $10M annually if the chips fall properly. One thing Shump will have to do is prove he can stay on the floor, but there is no questioning his ability when healthy.
Jun 29 - 1:57 PM

Iman Shumpert (shoulder) will not need offseason surgery.

During the NBA Finals, Shumpert was shot up with painkillers at least one time in order to stay on the court and play through a "deep bruise." If it had been the regular season, Shumpert would have sat out for 2-3 weeks of action. Now set to hit restricted free agency after the Cavs extend a qualifying offer, league executives are speculating Shumpert will command north of $8M per season.
Jun 22 - 10:42 AM

David Griffin said on Thursday that he will extend a qualifying offer to Iman Shumpert.

This is an obvious choice, and it'll make Shumpert a restricted free agent this offseason. He was a great fit alongside LeBron James as the prototypical 3-and-D player, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of offers he'll receive on the open market and how high Cleveland will go in matching those offers. That being said, with a completely healthy roster in Cleveland, Shumpert won't be much more than a steals specialist in deep leagues.
Jun 18 - 4:24 PM

Iman Shumpert is continuing to play through a groin injury in the NBA Finals.

The groin injury has lingered for a while now as he continues to fight through, but it's becoming clearer and clearer that he just doesn't have what the Cavs need from him at this stage due to his health. Between the groin, the shoulder and other injuries we may not know about, Shumpert is entering Game 6 like most of the other Cavs right now: Beat up.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 15 - 10:00 AM

Iman Shumpert scored 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting (3-of-6 3PTs) with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in Sunday's Game 5 loss.

Shumpert had a handful of defensive miscues and he can't make a layup to save his life, but made up for it with some big 3-pointers tonight. Cavs fans have to consider this a draw in the grand scheme of things and he'll be right in the middle of everything during Game 6 on Tuesday.
Jun 14 - 11:22 PM

Iman Shumpert (shoulder) does not have a minutes limit for Game 4 on Thursday.

He checked out fine on Wednesday, but it was clear he had some pain during Game 3. Shumpert is playing 34.0 minutes per game in this series and he should be in that neighborhood tonight.
Jun 11 - 7:38 PM

An MRI on Iman Shumpert's shoulder came back clean, and head coach David Blatt said that he will play in Game 4 on Thursday.

The MRI was a precaution, and Shumpert is simply dealing with a bruise. He didn't look comfortable on offense in Game three and only attempted two shots, but his defense was solid. Shumpert will be in the starting lineup once again Thursday, but it will be interesting to see how his shoulder holds up.
Jun 10 - 1:54 PM

Iman Shumpert will have a precautionary MRI on his left shoulder on Wednesday.

"I think it's just bruised," Shumpert said after Game 3 on Tuesday. "Bruised, sprained, something. ... I'll be all right." Shumpert was in visible pain after running into a Draymond Green screen and briefly left the game, but he was able to return. He finished the game with just three points, three boards and three steals in 32 minutes, but he did make several scrappy defensive plays. We will update his status after we know the results of the MRI, but he should be fine for Game 4.
Source: ESPN
Jun 10 - 10:19 AM

Iman Shumpert hurt his left shoulder in the first half of Game 3 but he returned to finish with three points, three rebounds and three steals in 32 minutes.

His three-point effort sounds worse than it was since he only attempted two shots all night, one of which was a made 3-pointer. Shumpert dislocated his left shoulder in December but initial tests must have ruled out any structural damage during Tuesday's game. We'll pass along any updates on his status but there's no reason to think he'll be limited for Game 4 on Thursday.
Jun 10 - 12:30 AM

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PG1Kyrie Irving
2Mo Williams
3Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Joe Harris
4Jared Cunningham
5James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3Cedi Osman
4Sir'Dominic Pointer
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Sasha Kaun