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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
Contract: view contract details

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Iman Shumpert (wrist) has progressed to short-range form shooting with his surgically repaired right wrist, and he's also converting layups.
Shumpert is shooting to return by mid-December, which is right at the 12-week mark of his initial 12-14 week timetable. He'll provide a major boost to the Cavs' second-unit, but he can't be viewed as much more than a 3-point and steals specialist in deep leagues. Nov 25 - 11:12 AM

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Iman Shumpert (right wrist surgery) is now targeting a mid-December return.

Shumpert said he's ahead of schedule in rehabbing a ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris sheath in his right wrist and is hoping to make his season-debut in mid-December. "They said 12-14 [weeks], right? If I can make it at 12, I'm trying to make it at 12," Shumpert said. "If I can get there right at 12, I'm trying to get there right at 12, but I'm trying to make sure I take my time." While Shumpert's return will be a boost to the Cavs rotation, his low ceiling limits him to being an add in deeper fantasy leagues.
Nov 17 - 9:39 AM

Iman Shumpert had his hard cast removed on Thursday, and he is now wearing a splint on his surgically repaired right wrist.

Shumpert is targeting a January return, which means J.R. Smith will more than likely be the Cavs' starting two-guard for at least the first two months of the regular-season. Shumpert can serve as a steals and 3-point specialist in deep leagues, but with him expected to miss so much time to start the season, there's no reason to draft him in most formats.
Oct 15 - 6:29 PM

Iman Shumpert had successful surgery on his right wrist on Wednesday, and he is still expected to miss the next 12-14 weeks.

The Cavaliers could also be without Kyrie Irving (knee) at the start of the season, meaning we should see a lot of J.R. Smith and Mo Williams early on which makes them solid late-round targets. Shumpert is more of a defensive specialist, so there is no real need to spend a draft pick on him following this news unless you are in a very deep league.
Sep 30 - 12:32 PM

Iman Shumpert (wrist) will miss the next 12-14 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right wrist.

Shumpert is expected to undergo surgery on Wednesday and will be out until around January if this timetable holds. While Shumpert shouldn't have been a target in standard fantasy leagues, this news removes him from any draft boards and makes Mo Williams a solid late-round target on draft day. J.R. Smith also becomes a bit more interesting with this news and could actually start for the Cavs as a result.
Sep 29 - 12:37 PM

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.
Source: ESPN
Jul 21 - 10:29 AM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Mo Williams
3Matthew Dellavedova
SG1J.R. Smith
2James Jones
3Joe Harris
4Iman Shumpert
5Jared Cunningham
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Sasha Kaun