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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
Contract: view contract details

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Iman Shumpert will start in place of LeBron James (ankle) in the Cavs preseason finale vs. Orlando on Friday.
Coach Ty Lue said that J.R. Smith would come off the bench. Apparently, Smith requested to remain a reserve on Friday, so he could better acclimate himself to his new role. Shumpert, who was nursing a foot injury, has played a total of just 13 minutes over two preseason games. Shump won't play consistently enough to have much fantasy value during the regular season. Oct 13 - 10:49 AM

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Updating a previous report, Iman Shumpert (foot) will play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Bulls.

Shumpert beat his timetable, and the fact that he'll be out there for a preseason game is a pretty good indication that he's 100 percent. That being said, Shumpert won't have any fantasy value this season while the team is at full strength.
Oct 10 - 6:24 PM

Iman Shumpert (left foot) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's preseason matchup with the Bulls.

Shumpert was diagnosed with a left foot sprain on Thursday and hit with a 7-10 day timetable, so we doubt he'll be able to get out there tonight for an exhibition game. Even when healthy, Shumpert will be a non-factor in fantasy hoops this season.
Oct 10 - 6:07 PM

Iman Shumpert (left foot) is expected to miss 7-10 days due to a foot sprain suffered on Wednesday.

He limped off the court and did not return. Shumpert's timetable makes him questionable to play in the opener against the Celtics. With the Cavs adding Dwyane Wade, they won't need Shumpert as much and can call on J.R. Smith more often.
Oct 5 - 2:13 PM

Iman Shumpert (left foot) will not return on Wednesday, and he's scheduled for further tests on Thursday.

Shumpert limped off in the first quarter and hopefully it's a minor injury, but the Cavs have only described it as a "left foot injury." From a fantasy perspective, Shumpert would be best served with a trade away from the wing-depth in Cleveland.
Oct 4 - 8:06 PM

The Pelicans are reportedly interested in trading for Iman Shumpert.

Solomon Hill, who averaged nearly 30 minutes per game for the Pels last season, was diagnosed with a proximal hamstring tear in his left leg earlier this week which will sideline him for most of the 2017-18 campaign. This leaves New Orleans with a major hole at small forward. The Cavs would like to move Shumpert but, although Shump can play spot minutes on the wing, New Orleans would probably prefer to add a versatile small forward.
Sep 2 - 9:41 AM

The Cavaliers have been trying to deal Iman Shumpert for at least a year according to Terry Pluto of

As expected, Shumpert hasn't drawn much interest and Pluto doesn't expect that to change. Shump is owed $10.3 million in 2017-18 and has an 11$ million player option for the following season, but it's hard to imagine him opting out. Even if he's moved out of Cleveland, he offers very little upside in fantasy and won't be a recommended target in almost any format.
Aug 27 - 12:51 PM

According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, Iman Shumpert requested a trade at the end of the 2016-17 season.

Cleveland came close to trading Shumpert to the Wolves and Rockets this summer, but neither deal was consummated. Per the ESPN report, the Cavs "remain motivated to find a team to take Shumpert" and Cleveland is "not closing the door on more trades before training camp opens." Shortly after the ESPN article was posted, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweeted that "Shumpert has made no trade request, but Cavaliers have actively shopped him since the start of free agency."
Aug 25 - 1:42 PM

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

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Derrick Rose
3Jose Calderon
SG1Dwyane Wade
2J.R. Smith
3Kyle Korver
4Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Cedi Osman
PF1Jae Crowder
2Jeff Green
C1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Channing Frye
4Ante Zizic