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Iman Shumpert | Guard/Forward | #4

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (17) / NY
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Iman Shumpert hit just one bucket on four attempts in Monday's 102-95 victory against the Bucks, finishing with a mere three points.
Shump is in a long-term slump, posting a .267 field-goal percentage (16-of-60) over the past nine outings. He hasn't had a double-digit scoring performance since Jan. 29. The veteran missed time earlier in the month due to an ankle injury, and perhaps he is not quite 100 percent recovered from that ailment. He has just been terrible lately and he is not helping any fantasy players at the moment. Feb 27 - 10:08 PM

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Iman Shumpert scored five points with three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

He did have some lukewarm trade rumors surrounding him in the last couple days due to the Cavs needing a point guard. Additionally, Shumpert has not been the same since returning from his ankle injury, making just 30.4 percent from the field in his last three games. He was on fire when he was starting last month, but he's probably not worth owning until he shows signs of life again.
Feb 24 - 12:11 AM

Coach Ty Lue said he's not expecting Iman Shumpert to be traded before the deadline.

"I like our team, I love our team, I love what Shump's done for us these last three years," Lue said. "For me, that's not going to happen, but we're just not going to talk about trades and all this stuff. That's not my expertise." The Cavs are not playing to make a big splash after they already picked up Kyle Korver earlier this season and they'll get J.R. Smith (thumb) back as soon as next month.
Feb 22 - 6:06 PM

The Rockets have reportedly expressed interest in Iman Shumpert.

Cleveland has made it clear that Shumpert can be had for the right price, and with Houston reportedly shopping for a guy in the $10-12 million salary range, Shumpert fits the bill. However, Cleveland reportedly wants Patrick Beverley to make this deal work, and with Houston uninterested in sending away Beverley (who is a perfect fit next to James Harden), it doesn't seem likely that these two teams will be able to strike a deal.
Feb 22 - 12:42 PM

ESPN's Brian Windhorst said dealing away Iman Shumpert could be a "type of trade" the Cavs may be interested in making this week.

To be very clear here, Windhorst and the radio host said "this is not a report" multiple times, so this is just an opinion from the plugged-in guy in Cleveland. Windhorst said a possible trade for Alec Burks and Shelvin Mack could make sense. The reasoning on this is Kyle Korver catching fire and also J.R. Smith coming back for the playoffs. Again, to be clear, this is just an opinion, but just keep that in mind if the Cavs are looking to make a 2-for-1 deal.
Source: ESPN Radio
Feb 19 - 1:32 PM

Iman Shumpert returned from a three-game absence due to a sprained ankle on Tuesday and hit 3-of-9 shots (all 3-pointers) for nine points and one assist in 26 minutes.

He wasn't great and didn't play particularly well, but he gave the Cavs solid minutes and his team got the win. He is a warrior when it comes from overcoming injuries and while it's great to see him back, the emergence of Kyle Korver is probably not going to do any favors for his fantasy value. Shumpert's a borderline player to own right now, mainly because of Korver, who played 27 minutes tonight.
Feb 14 - 11:04 PM

Iman Shumpert (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, sending DeAndre Liggins back to the bench.

"He is the bionic man," Lue said about Shumpert's ability to recover from injuries. "He heals fast." Shumpert was a full participant during shootaround, and there's been no word of a minutes limit, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a 3-point and steals streamer. Liggins is irrelevant.
Feb 14 - 2:36 PM

Iman Shumpert (ankle) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Minnesota.

This is a bit surprising, as Shump acknowledged over the weekend that he might be forced to sit out through the All-Star break. DeAndre Liggins, who started in place of Shumpert on Saturday, will get bumped back to the bench. Shump's return could eat into the minutes of Kyle Korver.
Feb 14 - 12:49 PM

Iman Shumpert (sprained ankle) acknowledged that he might not return until after the All-Star break.

"Probably the most swelling I've ever had on anything besides ACL and getting my knee drained," Shumpert said. "I would love to play before the All-Star break. I'm not trying to sit out, but I'm also not going to lie to to myself, try to push through something when it's not completely healed." The Cavs are likely to play it safe, with an eye on the playoffs, so owners should prepare for more DNPs from Shump.
Feb 12 - 3:03 PM

Iman Shumpert (ankle) is listed as out in the game notes for Saturday's tilt vs. the Nuggets.

This is just an early release of the game notes, so there is still a possibility that Shumpert suits up. We should have a better idea of his status after the team's shootaround on Saturday morning. Jordan McRae started at shooting guard on Thursday and finished with six points and two rebounds in 27 minutes. DeAndre Liggins played just one minute off the bench.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 11 - 10:28 AM

Iman Shumpert (sprained ankle) is hopeful that he can return for Saturday's home game vs. the Nuggets.

Shumpert’s ankle swelled up so much during Monday’s game that he needed a walking boot and crutches to leave the arena. He was on the court shooting on Wednesday morning, even though he was supposed to be resting, and his optimism for Saturday's game suggests that it's not overly serious. He's already been ruled out for Thursday's game, which should result in at least one more start for DeAndre Liggins.
Feb 9 - 2:42 AM

Updating a previous report, Iman Shumpert (ankle) will not play Wednesday vs. the Pacers or Thursday vs. the Thunder.

While Shumpert will be sitting out this back-to-back set, it doesn't appear that he'll be out for long. He was spotted without crutches or a walking boot on Wednesday and was able to go through some dribbling drills during shootaround, so for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Saturday's home game against the Nuggets. With Shumpert out tonight, DeAndre Liggins will likely draw the start and Kyle Korver should see some more minutes off the bench.
Feb 8 - 11:02 AM

Iman Shumpert (ankle) was spotted without crutches or a walking boot on Wednesday.

X-rays came back negative on Shumpert's ankle, and he was spotted dribbling a ball during Wednesday's shootaround, so while he still could miss Wednesday's game against the Pacers it doesn't seem as though he'll be dealing with a lengthy absence. We'll have another update once shootaround is complete, but if Shumpert is forced to the sidelines today, DeAndre Liggins would likely move into the starting five with Kyle Korver having the opportunity for some extended run.
Feb 8 - 10:53 AM

X-rays were negative on Iman Shumpert's left ankle on Monday.

He was on crutches and in a walking boot after the game. The ankle sprain looked really bad, but Shumpert said the crutches were to just get him to the hotel. Shumpert was playing outstanding ball as the starter, but his fantasy owners may want to think about other options right now. Kyle Korver could be one of them. To be clear, there is nothing official on Shump's status.
Feb 6 - 11:23 PM

Iman Shumpert (ankle) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Monday.

Bradley Beal gave him a vicious move and Shumpert stepped on Love's foot, causing him to fall down (video in link below). Shumpert was able to go back to the locker room under his own power, so it didn't look too bad in that regard. If he's going to miss time, Kyle Korver would benefit the most.
Feb 6 - 8:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
4Jordan McRae
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson