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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."
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."
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.
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."
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No. 1 draft pick: Magic choosing between Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith?

The Orlando Magic won the lottery this week and will have the opportunity to add to their frontcourt as the top of the draft is dominated by a trio of power forwards in Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero.  “This is the draft lottery of the power forwards and three very different players,” said Adrian Wojnarowski. “We’ll see how this shakes out, but certainly I think Chet Holmgren of Gonzaga and Jabari Smith of Auburn… I think the consensus right now is those are really the two players competing for No. 1 with the Magic.”
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“I think Oklahoma City has learned and most teams have learned, like, every year they’re going to say… there will be teams at one, two and three, and I’ll say because teams will tell me, ‘Hey, we’re going to see what the pick is worth in the marketplace. We’re going to listen. We’re going to see how people value it.’ “But it’s rare when somebody trades out of there. For all the picks the Thunder have… Koby Altman knew what he had [in Mobley]. I don’t think Sam Presti could have offered him enough to get him out.”
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Just as the Thompsons believed their best route to the NBA went through Overtime Elite, the league was founded on a conviction that millions of Gen Z, cord-cutter and cord-never users — and the brands that covet that demographic — would follow those journeys through social media, one post at a time. Overtime chief executive Dan Porter wouldn’t say how much it cost to get the league up and running. “I can say,” he added, “it cost us a gallon of blood, two gallons of sweat and three gallons of tears.”
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Along with the two-year-old G League Ignite, the NBA-sponsored team that signs high school graduates and tutors them for one year before they become eligible for the draft, Overtime has shown it can be a “disruptor” to the NCAA, said Jay Bilas, the ESPN college basketball analyst. “I wouldn’t call them any sort of existential threat to the NCAA system because they’re not going to be taking all of the players,” Bilas said. “But they’ll be taking some of the top players, and that is certainly going to impact the college game.” Because Overtime has yet to sell its live media rights for game broadcasts, wanting to first build its social following, it registers most with its young fans. On TikTok, Overtime’s general account has 19 million followers and Overtime Elite’s account surpassed 1 million in May — more than 25 NBA teams.
Viewers might also see the dining area, splashed with Gatorade logos, the basket stanchions wrapped in State Farm’s logo, the winter dunk competition that was broadcast in virtual reality within Meta Quest, Facebook’s virtual-reality headsets, and the Topps trading cards with players’ images. They are the result of “brand partnerships” Leavitt helped orchestrate that he called multiyear, multimillion-dollar deals. “We make money the same way other sports leagues do — we build a robust sponsorship pipeline, group licensing around trading cards and more,” Porter said. “We also build media rights and grow those over time starting with an already engaged Overtime audience.”
Along those lines, Dosunmu cited a desire to get stronger this offseason and to improve his shot and his closeouts defensively. This is the attention to detail that veterans and coach Billy Donovan cited early in training camp regarding Dosunmu, who multiple people said constantly asked questions in his desire to learn. “Coming in, it was hard to really put expectations on yourself because you never know,” Dosunmu said. “For example, if I had an expectation and I limited myself to playing maybe five or 10 minutes a game, that’s hindering yourself and hindering your growth. If you put the work in, you never know.”