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Iman Shumpert | Guard/Forward | #4

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (17) / NY
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The talks between the Rockets and Cavaliers regarding Iman Shumpert have "significantly stalled," according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
The Rockets just agreed to sign P.J. Tucker to a four-year deal worth $32 million, so it wouldn't make much sense for them to add Shumpert's contract to the books -- he's owed $10.3 million in 2017-18 and has a player option for a second year. The Cavs would gain a trade exception and more financial flexibility by moving Shumpert, so expect them to keep shopping the defensive-minded wing. Jul 2 - 9:55 AM

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The Cavs are in talks with the Rockets on a deal to move Iman Shumpert, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

This report has also been confirmed by The Vertical, so it sounds like this deal could go down. It's not quite clear why the Rockets would want Shumpert, but chances are the fact that Shumpert's contract would fit into the non-guarantees is a factor here. In other words, it's more about the contract than the player here.
Jul 1 - 4:39 PM

The Cavs are reportedly exploring the trade market for Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.

The Cavs are reportedly currently engaged with teams around the league to bring in either Paul George or Jimmy Butler, but should a trade like that go through, Kevin Love would almost assuredly need to be included. The current rumors going around the league would hint that we could see a blockbuster deal go down on draft night.
Source: Amico Hoops
Jun 19 - 5:49 PM

Iman Shumpert could start over J.R. Smith in Game 3 of the Finals on Wednesday.

Shumpert battled through cramping in Game 2 and required intravenous fluids after the game, but he was able to finish with six points, four rebounds and three steals in 22 minutes. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the Cavs must improve their defense to get back into this series, so moving Shumpert into the first unit makes a lot of sense -- he's one of their only hopes to slow down Kevin Durant.
Source: ESPN
Jun 5 - 10:16 AM

Iman Shumpert started the second half for J.R. Smith (hamstring) on Monday vs. the Pacers, finishing with five points, one steal and one triple in 20 minutes.

After not playing at all in Game 1, Shumpert logged all 20 of his minutes in the second half which means he's going to get some serious burn if Smith misses time. His upside is obviously pretty low, so he will be nothing more than a low-end punt play in DFS if Smith misses additional time.
Apr 17 - 10:53 PM

Iman Shumpert started the second half of Game 2 vs. the Pacers in place of J.R. Smith (hamstring).

Smith was visibly frustrated and the Cavs ruled him out pretty quickly, so Shumpert could play a big role in this series after not playing at all in Game 1. If Smith can't play in Game 3, Shumpert would be in the conversation as a punt play in DFS, but his upside will be low while the big three are healthy.
Apr 17 - 8:33 PM

Iman Shumpert started on Wednesday in place of LeBron James (rest), picking up 11 points (3-of-8 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), three rebounds and three assists in a home loss vs. the Raptors.

Shumpert is shooting 38.5 percent since the All-Star break, with a meager 6.6 points, 0.8 threes, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks. Even as a starter he's been quiet this season, so there was no expectation that he'd go off even with LBJ resting.
Apr 12 - 10:33 PM

Iman Shumpert (knee) returned to action after missing two games, scoring four points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one turnover in 22 minutes.

The Cavs may need to make some changes to their rotation, but giving more shots and/or minutes to Shumpert probably isn't the answer.
Mar 30 - 10:53 PM

Iman Shumpert (knee) is available to play on Thursday vs. the Bulls.

He was "expected" to play, so there are no surprises here after he went through a full practice on Wednesday. While Shumpert isn't a fantasy option outside of very deep leagues, his return will take away some minutes from J.R. Smith.
Mar 30 - 11:41 AM

Iman Shumpert (knee) is expected to play against the Bulls on Thursday.

He went through a full practice on Wednesday with no issues, so he should be all set. With all of their losses lately, the Cavs could use him because J.R. Smith has not had much success in the starting lineup. Shumpert has missed his last two games and was playing minutes in the low 20s before his injury, so he's not really someone fantasy owners should add here.
Mar 29 - 2:41 PM

Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

This will be his second straight game on the shelf, but he's day-to-day unlike Kyle Korver (foot) -- Korver is out for the week. Look for J.R. Smith to log heavy minutes on the wings tonight, but he's a boom-or-bust option because of his volatile FG percentage.
Mar 27 - 6:36 PM

Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Spurs.

This isn't the same knee that Shumpert has had multiple surgeries on, and with Kyle Korver (foot) on the shelf, hopefully Shumpert will try to give it a go. If not, look for J.R. Smith to take on a heavy workload vs. the Spurs. Shumpert belongs on the waiver wire anyways.
Mar 27 - 11:18 AM

Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will not play against the Wizards on Saturday.

This is his "good" knee and not his left one, which required multiple surgeries including an ACL reconstruction. Shumpert being out tonight should help J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver get some added run tonight. Smith is a short-term option and the obvious risk to go along with it.
Mar 25 - 6:30 PM

Iman Shumpert came off Cleveland's bench for five points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 17 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Shump even knocked down his lone 3-point attempt tonight, but the playing time is a glaring red flag. With J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver both healthy, there's no reason to touch Shumpert unless Cleveland is resting LeBron James.
Mar 22 - 11:57 PM

Iman Shumpert will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

J.R. Smith will be replacing him in the starting five, and Kyle Korver (foot) will be back in action tonight, so Shumpert's minutes will likely dip to the lower-20s. He's not a viable target in most settings with Smith and Korver active.
Mar 22 - 7:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Derrick Rose
3Jose Calderon
4Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Kyle Korver
3Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3Cedi Osman
PF1Kevin Love
2Jae Crowder
3Jeff Green
C1Tristan Thompson
2Channing Frye
3Walter Tavares
4Ante Zizic