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Iman Shumpert
Iman Shumpert
Position: G
Born: 06/26/90
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.2 kg.
Salary: $0
Cleveland still has plenty of work to do in free agency — with Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Matthew Dellavedova all in line for new contracts, as well — but the commitments Cavs owner Dan Gilbert already has made in the first few hours of free agency to Love and Thompson send a strong message to James about the franchise’s commitment to winning, since it ensures that the Cavaliers are headed for a massive luxury-tax bill after the upcoming season.
Though he was still in agonizing discomfort, he returned to the game in the second quarter. An MRI exam the next morning confirmed the bruise. Had it been the regular season, I’m told he would have been sidelined 2-3 weeks. He was also battling a sore left groin, but Shumpert wanted to play. This was the NBA Finals. They needed two more wins. The roster was depleted enough already, so he did what he had to do. He stuck it out and fought through the pain. His offensive game was limited due to his ailments, but he continued to play his patented tenacious style of defense.
Iman Shumpert, a restricted free agent come July 1, gave the Cavaliers all he had as he essentially played the last four games of the postseason with one arm. He was shot up with painkillers before Game 4 of the NBA Finals in order to continue playing through the excruciating pain of a bruised shoulder, a source revealed and he may have been injected more than once during the Finals.
The Cavaliers will have the right to match any offer sheets Shumpert receives on the open market. At 24 years of age and following a rejuvenated season, he will be in store for a lucrative pay raise from the $2.6 million he collected this past season. Half a dozen teams have expressed interest in the quick-handed, defensive-oriented guard with upside, a source says. League executives believe he’ll command north of $8 million per.
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Shumpert, incidentally, is headed for an MRI on his shoulder, according to ESPN. He banged it on a screen in the first quarter. Slow motion replays of the collision made it look as if the shoulder, which he dislocated earlier this season and ultimately missed six weeks as a result, could’ve popped out of socket. But one source said the shoulder never slid out of socket and there was no damage to his surgically-repaired labrum. If anything, the MRI is precautionary. The team is calling it a bruise for now.
“The way I have played throughout my career has been sporadic,” said Iman Shumpert, the 24-year-old shooting guard who had played four seasons with the Knicks. In New York he had been asked to score at times, to focus on defending at other times, to adapt himself to the ever-changing demands of a team that was always in flux. Then, four months ago, he was traded to Cleveland. “I had never really gotten a role: To just do this and this for the whole game,” Shumpert said. “You do this and this, and we will do the rest.” He was describing the big-picture view of the team as laid out for the Cavaliers by their greatest teammate. For the first time in his NBA career, Shumpert was able to trust in the messages he was receiving from his fellow players and coaches. He could see the larger goal of the team and where he fit in.