As for Shumpert, he was defending James Johnson in the third quarter when Johnson’s elbow caught Shumpert in the mouth. Both players needed medical attention. Johnson received four stitches and Shumpert will get some work done on those chipped teeth, though he is not expected to miss any time. “I just made a move and I think Shumpert’s face got in the way and I elbowed him,” Johnson said.
Dave McMenamin: Cavs say Iman Shumpert suffered two chipped teeth. He has returned to the bench but his return to the game is questionable.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Ty Lue says Iman Shumpert will not be on a minutes restriction. He looked good in practice and shootaround.
"Probably the most swelling I've ever had on anything besides ACL and getting my knee drained," Shumpert told cleveland.com, before the Cavs beat Denver 125-109 on Saturday at The Q. It was Shumpert's third consecutive missed game. "When I saw it swell up like that, it wasn't a pretty situation. But the swelling went down pretty fast. So I've been gettin ready all day and all night, make sure that swelling gets out."
"I would love to play before the All-Star break," Shumpert said. "I'm not trying to sit out, but I'm also not going to lie to to myself, try to push through something when it's not completely healed. Just want to get through this next part of the season healthy."
Iman Shumpert: .@kporzee could your hip be any higher? I got a goose egg on the side of my 💀. Lbs Lemme go prove I'm not concussed this am. #iLoveThisGame
Shumpert was filling in at backup point guard for the Cavs, with the rookie Kay Felder already ruled out for the Knicks game after being placed in the concussion protocol himself; Felder took an errant Chris Andersen elbow to the head in practice last week. The Cavs have the day off Wednesday and head coach Tyronn Lue said Shumpert's availability for Friday's road game against the Toronto Raptors was unknown. "Right now we don't know the status on Shump," Lue said. "Still going to go through the testing or whatever. I know he got hit in the head, and I think he ran into Porzingis' hip or something. He's going to get tested and just see where he's at. Not quite sure what the results are going to be."
Steve Aschburner: Cavs C Tyronn Lue says Iman Shumpert (L knee) is "great" and is available for his normal minutes.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Iman Shumpert expected to play in Game 1 against the Pistons. He's still going through shooting drills after today's practice.
Marc J. Spears: Cavs say guard Iman Shumpert will miss the final two games of regular season after experiencing soreness and inflammation in his left knee.
Chris Haynes: Tyronn Lue says #Cavs G Iman Shumpert (shoulder) is expected to go tonight against Raptors. He'll go through shootaround.
Jason Lloyd: Iman Shumpert (shoulder) did not practice again today, but will travel to OKC. Questionable for game vs. Thunder.
The Cleveland Cavaliers held practice without Iman Shumpert on Friday and he's listed as day-to-day. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Shumpert "tweaked his shoulder" in Thursday's 106-95 win over the Chicago Bulls. The injury apparently happened when Shumpert stole the ball from Bulls guard Doug McDermott. He started to favor his shoulder immediately afterward. It's the same shoulder he separated over a year ago while a member of the New York Knicks.
Randy Renner: Cavs say both Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert OUT tonight vs #Thunder and Mo Williams questionable with sprained thumb
As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers will hold guard Iman Shumpert out of tonight's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder while he tends to a right groin strain. The team says he will continue treatment, and his status is listed as "questionable thereafter pending further evaluations." Shumpert sustained the injury in the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers' 89-77 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.
Iman Shumpert will be active tonight and is likely to make his season debut against the Orlando Magic. Shumpert still needed to go through the morning shootaround and pregame warm-ups, but all parties (speaking before shootaround) sounded optimistic. “If we go through shootaround and everything is straight,” Shumpert said, “I’m going to try to give it a go.”
Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert could play on the team's upcoming two-game road trip, which starts on Friday against the Orlando Magic and finishes Tuesday in Boston. "There's a chance that one or two or both will play on the trip, but there's also a chance they don't," head coach David Blatt said Thursday. "We'll see how they're feeling." Both Irving and Shumpert went through a full practice on Thursday, the final workout before the team left for Orlando, and both made the trip.
Cleveland.com is told that Shumpert is slightly ahead of Irving in terms of recovery. Since Shumpert is coming back from a wrist injury and Irving a knee injury, the three-time All-Star's road to full health has been tougher.
Shumpert has been able to maintain his conditioning throughout the process. That hasn't been the case with Irving. Though no one within the organization is willing to say it, I'm told that having both activated in time for the Christmas Day game against the Golden State Warriors is a strong possibility.
The word is Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert is breaking records when it comes to how aggressively he's attacking his rehabilitation. That might be hyperbole, but what's clear is he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from a ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris sheath in his right wrist. But if you ask him, none of this comes as a surprise.
Is a mid-December season debut in the works? "If I could have, I would have played soon as they took the cast off [on Oct. 14]. I think I'm six weeks out. They said 12-14 [weeks], right? If I can make it at 12, I'm trying to make it at 12," Shumpert told cleveland.com. "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."
July 1, 2022 | 2:47 am EDT Update
When the two-time NBA Finals MVP made it known he wanted to be traded out of Brooklyn, expected business quickly fell by the wayside as teams tried to reposition themselves to at least make an offer. According to a source, the Bulls were a part of those phone calls, despite Durant reportedly having the Heat and Suns among his desired destinations — and despite the reality that the Bulls don’t have the type of high-profile player or quality of draft picks the Nets were looking for in a trade package.
Phoenix has the kinds of players who might make this a win-win for all involved — namely, Suns small forward Mikal Bridges and restricted free agent center DeAndre Ayton. In the days before Irving’s choice to opt-in, sources close to Ayton had raised this possibility of an Ayton-Bridges deal being very much on their radar. At that time, however, it was unclear whether Durant was going to ask out.
Beck: I asked a well-connected NBA source which teams, other than the increasingly desperate Lakers, would be willing to acquire Irving. His answer: “None.” I think I agree. The league has seen Irving wreak a lot of havoc over the last five years, from Cleveland to Boston to Brooklyn. It’s left an impression. But the Lakers badly need another scorer/playmaker next to LeBron and AD, and Irving is an infinitely better fit than Russell Westbrook.