Iman Shumpert Rumors

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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: $9,662,922
“Then, shortly after we walk in and we get to playing with the Cavs, we go on a long winning streak,” Shumpert told HoopsHype. “I kept thinking back to my old teammates like, ‘Damn, I was hurt and we were losing. Now I come here and I’m playing well and the energy is great.’ “I just felt like they kind of grabbed me out of hell. And every game was being showcased on TV and we’re winning. It was just crazy. I was happy, but I felt bad too.”
Iman Shumpert: “I felt bitter that I had to leave on such a bad note. I just remember the feeling [sucked]. It was like, ‘Ah, I’m hurt, we’ve lost a bunch of games in a row and then I’m traded.’ Then, shortly after we walk in and we get to playing with the Cavs, we go on a long winning streak. I kept thinking back to my old teammates like, ‘Damn, I was hurt and we were losing. Now I come here and I’m playing well and the energy is great.’ I just felt like they kind of grabbed me out of hell. And every game was being showcased on TV and we’re winning. It was just crazy. I was happy, but I felt bad too.”
Head coach Tyronn Lue said Smith will come off the bench for the first time this season, sticking with Iman Shumpert at two-guard. “Well he hasn’t played in two months, two and a half months,” Lue said pregame. “Also with the minute restriction it would be tough to try to start him so we will bring him off the bench for now.” Lue wouldn’t disclose what the exact minute limit is for Smith in Thursday’s game.
Storyline: JR Smith Injury
James Johnson’s right elbow remains sore after he received three stitches to close a cut that happened when he inadvertently elbowed Cleveland’s Iman Shumpert on Saturday. Shumpert chipped his two front teeth on the play. “JJ went through about half the shoot-around and it just kept getting worse,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We want to make sure it doesn’t get infected.”