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Mark Berman: Mike D’Antoni on road wins in Boston & Toronto: “It confirmed we’re starting to round into shape a little bit.We’re getting good chemistry between the guys. We’re settling into a rotation & a lineup that we like.” (On Kenneth Faried & Iman Shumpert returning Friday?) “I’m hoping” pic.twitter.com/pq8THxswqr
Jonathan Feigen: James Harden probable to play for Rockets vs. Hawks. Shumpert good to go.
Rockets forward Iman Shumpert planned to begin running to test his sore right knee after sitting out the Rockets’ first two games after the All-Star break. Shumpert, who played just 14 games last season because of knee surgery, said the soreness came from ramping back up this season. “I just need to run and do stuff,” Shumpert said. “I haven’t really tested it out now. We’ve been doing strength work. I’ll be able to do a little running (Sunday and Monday), see how it responds and go from there.
“I don’t think it was a certain play that happened. I sat out a year. Just an accumulation of minutes. Don’t get me wrong. I can still play through it. Looking at the long haul, being traded to this team, knowing what we’re up against and what we have to do come playoff time, I have to be able to play through. If I’m able to take some time now to get it all right, using the All-Star break for those days and taking these days, will do me a lot of good in strengthening it and making sure my form is right,”
Sean Cunningham: Kings vs Thunder tonight. ICYM Iman Shumpert (Hip contusion) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (sore foot) will be out tonight. Troy Williams will not be transferred to Stockton – he’ll be available to play.
James Ham: Iman Shumpert is questionable to play Sunday in Dallas with a hip contusion.
Jason Jones: Iman Shumpert is out with a left hip contusion. That’s two rotation players out for the Kings.
James Ham: Kings injury report for tonight vs. Portland Bogdan Bogdanovic-OUT, left knee (post procedure recovery) Kosta Koufos-OUT, right hamstring strain. Iman Shumpert-OUT, sore left calf (return from injury management).
Sean Cunningham: Kings vs. Warriors (in Seattle) Kosta Koufos-OUT, right hamstring strain. Iman Shumpert-OUT, sore left calf (day to day) Nemanja Bjelica-OUT, sore left knee (day to day) Yogi Ferrell – Questionable, sprained right thumb; x-rays negative.
Iman Shumpert: I can’t wait to be allowed to play basketball without consulting with a medical team. These playoffs got me in my feelings 😢
Marla Ridenour: Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Iman Shumpert will play tonight vs Spurs. His first game since Dec. 1 arthroscopic knee surgery
Dave McMenamin: The Cavs say Derrick Rose is probable tonight. Iman Shumpert is still out.
Joe Vardon: Shumpert (knee surgery) is back traveling with the Cavs and is in fact about to do something on the court during pregame
Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on the morning of Friday, December 1 at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. The surgery was performed by team physicians Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. James Rosneck.
Shumpert will now undergo a period of recovery and rehabilitation and his return to play timeline is currently projected at 6-8 weeks. His status will be updated as appropriate.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Iman Shumpert, who played seven minutes last night, will not play tonight. He said he didn’t feel right during the game yesterday.
Tyronn Lue says the Cavs are targeting Monday’s game in Philadelphia for Iman Shumpert’s return. In other injury news, there is no timetable set for when Tristan Thompson will practice, per Lue.
Iman Shumpert: This me waiting to be cleared to play again...
Iman Shumpert experienced left knee soreness during the first half of last night’s game in Cleveland vs. the LA Clippers. He was examined at half time and did not return to play. Additional examination and imaging today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health confirmed left knee effusion. He will be out 5-7 days while he undergoes treatment and rehabilitation.
Joe Gabriele: Shump is having some L knee soreness, return in questionable. @Jose Manuel Calderon starts 2H.
Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert has experienced increased right knee soreness over the past few days, including pregame of the Cavs’ Sunday night contest against the Knicks. Imaging yesterday at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health revealed no structural damage. He will be out 5-7 days while he undergoes a treatment and rehabilitation process.
Jason Lloyd: Iman Shumpert is out with a sore right knee. Has not played and will not play tonight. He’s in locker room receiving treatment, per team
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Iman Shumpert (left foot sprain) will play tonight vs #Bulls
Dave McMenamin: Iman Shumpert will have medical imaging on his injured left foot before the Cavs know the extent of the situation, per a team source.
Iman Shumpert suffered a left foot injury in the first quarter of the Cavaliers’ preseason opener Wednesday and will not return, the team said.
Marla Ridenour: Cavs say Richard Jefferson out vs Bulls with left knee tendinitis along with Kyle Korver (sore left foot). Iman Shumpert (right knee) a go
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs Lue said he was told Shumpert & Irving not serious. Called both fine. Shump day to day. “Ended up being pretty lucky considering..”
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.”
Rick Noland: Shump to miss 3rd straight with sprained ankle; Liggins will start. Big 3 all playing
Jason Lloyd: Check that. Shumpert leaving Cavs locker room on crutches and in a walking boot.
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.”
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Marc Stein: World roster for the Rising Stars game — which will NOT be played this year — as the NBA announced via @nba_topshot: Precious Achiuwa, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Deni Avdija, RJ Barrett, Facundo Campazzo, Brandon Clarke, Luguentz Dort, Rui Hachimura, Theo Maledon, Mychal Mulder.
Marc Stein: U.S. Rising Stars roster as the NBA announced via @nba_topshot: LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, Tyrese Haliburton, Tyler Herro, De’Andre Hunter, Keldon Johnson, Ja Morant, Michael Porter Jr., Zion Williamson, James Wiseman.
The Rockets, remember, could have traded Harden to the 76ers for Ben Simmons, but rumblings persist that Tilman Fertitta, Houston’s owner, pushed for the Nets’ deal built heavily on draft compensation in part because he could not bear to send Harden to Philadelphia, where Morey landed after their frosty parting. Amid the Nets’ surge to No. 1 in the N.B.A. in offensive efficiency (117.9 points per 100 possessions) and the Knicks’ unforeseen rise to No. 4 in the cushier Eastern Conference, I hope you haven’t missed last month’s other major development in the East: Simmons has responded to the sting of bracing himself for a trade to Texas with the best two-way basketball of his life.
Of late, teams have essentially built a wall in the paint to try to block his relentless attacks on the rim. The strategy has only created more opportunities for Zion’s teammates. His assists-per-game averages have steadily climbed, from 1.0 in December to 2.8 in January to 4.5 in February as he resurrects his days as a high school point guard and facilitator. “Playing with Z is amazing,” Pelicans backup center Willy Hernangomez said. “He just makes it easy. He’s just an animal or beast. Zion has been dominant.”
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday night’s home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to low back tightness. A source told ESPN that Doncic is still expected to play in Sunday’s All-Star Game even if he sits out Wednesday, which is the Mavs’ final game before the break.
The Detroit Pistons announced plans today to place a limited number of tickets on sale beginning when the club plays the Toronto Raptors on March 17 at Little Caesars Arena. Working under direction of state and local government health professionals and guidelines, up to 750 fans will be allowed to attend upcoming games in this initial phase. Tickets will go on sale Thursday morning, March 4 at 10:00 a.m.