|Date of Birth||6/26/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'5", 220 lbs|
|From||Oak Park, IL|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 1 by NY|
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Iman Shumpert scored four points Tuesday on 2-of-3 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Boston Celtics 102-99. Shumpert pulled down two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +6 in his 12:51 of playing time. He added one steal.
Shumpert will start in Friday's preseason finale against the Magic, Jason Lloyd of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
With LeBron James (ankle) ruled out for the final preseason game, Coach Tyronn Lue will throw Shumpert into the starting five and bring J.R. Smith off the bench so the shooting guard can adjust to his new role before the start of the regular season. Shumpert has been battling a foot injury this preseason and has only played 13 minutes in two game as a result. Friday's start should provide the 27-year-old with a good opportunity to get extended minutes in the last tuneup before the start of the season.
Shumpert (foot) has officially been cleared to play in Tuesday's preseason matchup with the Bulls, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.
Despite being given a 7-to-10 day timetable for a return, Shumpert will miss less than a week of action, as he's been given the green light to play on Tuesday. Coach Tyronn Lue said he expects Shumpert to be the first man off the bench, though he still could have his minutes limited in his first game back. His role will be worth monitoring over the first few weeks of the season, though at this point, he seems unlikely to be a intriguing fantasy play on most nights while working in a reserve role.
Shumpert (foot) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Bulls, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Shumpert sprained his left foot on Oct. 4 and was expected to be out 7-10 days. Being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game is a good indicator that he should be ready to go for the regular season, however it is still worth monitoring for now.
Shumpert (sprained left foot) returned for Tuesday's preseason game against the Bulls. He had 12 points in just over 11 minutes while shooting 4 of 5 overall and 2 of 2 from 3-point range.
Shumpert sustained the injury while landing awkwardly after a missed dunk attempt during the first quarter of the preseason opener Oct. 4.