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March 12, 2015 Updates

Shumpert is dating Taylor, and Hakeem is dating Tiana in the show. They're a real-life couple and believe "Empire" is hijacking their character without permission or compensation. "They're using my girl's character, her style, her look and she's not getting anything for it," Shumpert said. "They didn't even change her name. They could have at least let my girl audition for the part instead of stealing her character completely. "And come on man, they're really using a guy with a flat top like me. Come on. That's ridiculous. They never called us. We were blindsided. We found out by our family and fans when the show aired." Calls to the show's producers at FOX Studios in Los Angeles were not returned. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Shumpert, a defensive specialist, is coming off of game where he tied his career-high of six steals in a 127-94 rout of the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. So he feels he has a pretty good idea of what stealing looks like. "I don't see how they can deny it," he said. "Everybody knows." Whether the accusations are true or not, it's certainly worth discussing or possibly even an investigation, according to the guard. "My girl and her fans are more mad about it than I am," Shumpert said. "I'm a ball player, but that's her field. That's what she does. Me personally, I don't plan on taking any action but I don't know about her." Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 11, 2015 Updates

Shumpert said he studies film of the opposing team’s top two guards before every game. He watches passing lanes and counts dribbles. When opponents kill their dribble, he positions himself for a steal. He tries to think how he would react if he had the ball in his hands, or what Kyrie Irving would do, and then responds appropriately. “I basically play offense on defense,” he said. Akron Beacon Journal

February 28, 2015 Updates

Iman Shumpert: Man does this news have me salty right now. Prayers up! Due to the trade I never got to see my dog for the last time. We were suppose to meet up and chat as we always do. Mase always made sure I was straight with my mental playing in this league. Not only did we lose a Knick great but we lost a great man and a great friend. Thank you for all you taught me Mase and for always keeping it Instagram

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David Aldridge: I wonder if you and Shump view it as, we've got another shot here. We could go from worst to first in one season. JR Smith: Yeah. I mean, I definitely look at it like that. I think it was harder for Shump because it was his first trade. New York was his first team. He had so many, at the point in time when we got traded, that was all he knew as a player his first three, four years. It's tough because, other than that one year when we got the second seed, he's never won consistently at this level. So it's tougher for him than it was for me...right now, I think we're definitely -- I know he is, because he's pressing to come back from the injury -- but we're locking in as a unit more than anything. We came into the situation like, alright, man, it's just me and you until we see what the other guys are like. It's just us. And then meeting everybody, it was like, okay, it's all of us. NBA.com

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New Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert (separated shoulder) is questionable for tonight's game against the Charlotte Hornets, meaning his Cleveland debut is both a distinct possibility and in doubt. Shumpert, who was acquired along with J.R. Smith in a three-team trade from the New York Knicks on Jan. 5, hasn't played since Dec. 12. He's been working out on the floor since he arrived, but conditioning remains an issue because of his extended absence. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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The New York Knicks, by signing Louis Amundson to a 10-day contract Saturday, have just expanded the NBA’s all-time 10-team club to an even dozen. Amundson was promptly waived by the Knicks earlier this week after they acquired him from Cleveland as part of the three-team swap with Memphis and Oklahoma City headlined by J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Dion Waiters. But by resigning him, New York has given Amundson the opportunity to join the following exclusive list Below are the only 12 players in league history to have played for at least 10 different teams: 12 teams: Chucky Brown, Jim Jackson, Tony Massenburg and Joe Smith. 11 teams: Mike James and Kevin Ollie. 10 teams: Lou Amundson, Earl Boykins, Mark Bryant, Drew Gooden, Damon Jones and Aaron Williams. ESPN.com

January 9, 2015 Updates
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Smith admitted when he was traded Monday along with Iman Shumpert to the Cavaliers he was upset, mainly because of his longtime friendship with Carmelo Anthony. “I was upset that I don’t get to play with my best friend who I’ve played with for the last nine or 10 years,’’ he said. “We’ve been together so long and we complemented each other so well from the inside out game. “Off the court too, we hung at each other’s houses. “Last year we had more of an effort thing,’’ he said of the Knicks. “Maybe we were locked into what we were supposed to be. This year we were trying to do the right thing, there were just too many things going around.’’ New York Post

Until James strolled into Cleveland's locker room Wednesday night, the Cavaliers lived much of this without him. He said he hadn't talked to Waiters since the trade Monday night and "I haven't reached out to anybody." We don't know whom he calls or texts, but James' interactions with his Cavs teammates may have been limited to a shoutout on Instagram last Friday – Day 2 of his rehab program – and some tweets on Wednesday asking fans to vote for Love and Irving for next month's All-Star Game in New York. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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