Daniel Greenberg: Iman Shumpert told @Samantha Chatman that he wants to play in the NBA again and would love to play for the Chicago Bulls. Shumpert: “I’m always available for the Bulls.”
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Iman Shumpert might’ve been focusing on mirror balls more than basketballs recently, but the NBA champ says he’s NOT done hooping … telling TMZ Sports he’s got a lot left in his tank. We caught up with the 31-year-old fresh off winning the 30th season of “Dancing With the Stars” this week … and we asked with all the moves he displayed on the dancefloor, is he going to take his talents back to the basketball court?? “Tryna see what we can get done,” Shumpert said, “I love basketball. I never stopped playing.”
The Jump: “The stint with the Nets was short lived because I didn’t get a chance to get out there. I pulled my hamstring” – @Iman Shumpert #NBA #NBATwitter #TheJump #BrooklynTogether
The Jump: What could you offer a potential playoff team? “Just knowledge of the game. In this league, experience goes a long way. We don’t talk about it enough. It’s a skilled game” – @Iman Shumpert #NBA #NBATwitter #TheJump
As of Saturday, Tyler Cook’s 10-day deal had expired and by Sunday, those of Andre Roberson and Iman Shumpert will likely expire as well. It’s not likely any of them will be immediately extended to a second 10-day deal, as permitted under league rules. A league source said there’s no urgency in extending any of the three, if indeed that’s what the Nets want, since play doesn’t resume until Thursday. That’s when the Nets take on the Celtics at Barclays Center.
Bobby Marks: Brooklyn makes it official on the Andre Roberson and Iman Shumpert 10-Day: $110,998 cap hit for both Roberson will earn $148,926 and Shumpert $159,698 Brooklyn has a $93.9M tax bill that is projected right now at $48.9M because of the expected decline in BRI
The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Iman Shumpert. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Shumpert (6’5, 215) most recently appeared in an NBA game with the Nets last season after signing with Brooklyn on Nov. 13, 2019. He appeared in 13 games and recorded averages of 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per contest prior to being waived by the Nets on Dec. 12, 2019. In 459 career games (246 starts) split between Brooklyn (2019), Houston (2019), Sacramento (2018-19), Cleveland (2015-18) and New York (2011-15), the 30-year-old has registered averages of 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 25.0 minutes per game. Shumpert has also appeared in 79 career postseason games with the Knicks, Cavaliers and Rockets and won an NBA Championship with Cleveland in 2016.
Alex Schiffer: Shumpert has numerous ties to the Nets roster. Played with Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris and Jeff Green in Cleveland. Played for Mike D’Antoni in Houston and New York, the former of which with James Harden, the latter with Nets assistant Amar’e Stoudemire.
Shams Charania: Free agent Iman Shumpert is finalizing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Shams Charania: Shumpert spent time with the Nets last season, making an impact on the defensive end of the floor, and is now returning to Brooklyn, sources said. The Nets needed to sign a player today to reach 14 roster spots.
Iman Shumpert: I’m around.
But you are trying to get back in the League… Iman Shumpert: I’ve worked out for some teams… I’d be really surprised if you know every ballclub in the league is like ‘Ah, nah, we’ll need him’… I’d just be surprised… But I’ve seen crazy things happen. But for me I feel like I could rest assured of my body of work and of my work ethic to stay with it and stay hungry. I feel like it speaks for itself. As far as me coming back to the league I don’t see it … It’s like I’m so far away. I just see it as you know, this summer I wasn’t healthy enough to go to the bubble and now I’m getting healthy and the league is you know trying to figure out a way to let the fans back in the arenas so I feel like it’s a fresh start like any other thing.
Hey Alex. Has there been any talk in the front office about bringing back Iman Shumpert for the bubble? I feel like when he was with the team they were playing their best. His leadership could be useful. Alex Schiffer: @Adam B. I think there’s only been so much front office talk since the roster expansion news didn’t come until this weekend. But I think Shumpert would be at the top of their wish list if they elect to go that direction. They could opt to see what they have in some G-League guys.
Denver considered several veteran players, including Iman Shumpert and Joakim Noah, prior to signing former Lakers guard Troy Daniels, sources say. The Nuggets still have one roster spot open.
Adam Zagoria: The Nets announced they have waived Iman Shumpert
Shams Charania: The Brooklyn Nets are waiving guard Iman Shumpert, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium. Nets were 9-4 with Shumpert and reluctantly released him due to full roster guarantees.
Free agent guard Iman Shumpert has had conversations with teams, including Memphis and Chicago, league sources said. Shumpert, an eight-year NBA veteran, is one of the best players remaining on the market.
Shams Charania: After months of discussions, free agent Iman Shumpert has decided to decline the Rockets’ contract offer, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Shumpert will not attend team minicamp this week in Las Vegas.
Alex Kennedy: Kyrie Irving has talked to some veteran role players to gauge their interest in joining Nets. I’m hearing Irving talked to Iman Shumpert to see if he’d want to join BKN. Irving and Shumpert played together in CLE and won title in 2016. Shumpert has interest from other teams too.
David F.: Do you believe the Kings are likely to retain Iman Shumpert after his contract ends? Jason Jones: @David F. I think a few things work in Shump’s favor to return: 1. His teammates love him and the Kings seem to really value that. 2. He’s already a part of the culture that has improved. 3. I think his value to the Kings (along with the intangibles) might be worth more to the Kings than another team. It really depends on how much it will cost to keep him (I know that’s not a definitive answer). This situation just reminds me that you never know what can happen in the NBA … before the season the front office wasn’t even expecting this kind of contribution from Shumpert.
In an expected move, Kings guard Iman Shumpert has officially exercised his $11 million option Friday to return to the Kings next season, a league source confirmed to The Bee. Shumpert joins center Kosta Koufos as veterans who have decided to exercise player options on contracts for next season. Koufos’ option is worth $8.7 million.
Shams Charania: Sacramento Kings guard Iman Shumpert has opted into his $11M player option for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell Yahoo.
Shumpert is almost certain to opt in for next season. Having dealt with foot and knee injuries, this is not the time for Shumpert to test free agency when he has $11 million guaranteed for next season, even if he’s not a part of the Kings’ long-term plans. I’m intrigued by what Shumpert might add. He’s only 27 and has shown he can play in pressure situations, having been a part of Cleveland’s 2016 NBA championship team. Shumpert will be motivated to show the rest of the league he is healthy and that he can play a key role on a team.
Alex Kennedy: Source: Iman Shumpert has agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal with the Cavs. Last year is a player option.
Alex Kennedy: League source says one of the first teams to reach out to Iman Shumpert last night was the Los Angeles Lakers.
Chris Broussard: Sources: Lakers, Mavericks & Bucks interested in @Iman Shumpert (Shumpert). FYI: @LeBron James is a big fan of Shump & his defense.
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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Chris Kirschner: Atlanta’s 10-game home losing streak is done. They get their first home win since Nov. 22 and beat the Bucks 121-114. Hawks are now 18-25. Young: 30/4/11, 7/17 FG Hunter: 20/9, 6/17 FG Collins: 16/12 Okongwu: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal
Anthony Slater: Steph Curry isn’t listed on the injury report tomorrow against the Pistons. He will return to open the Warriors’ homestand. Gary Payton II is questionable. Missed the previous two games with back spasms.