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Rotowire: Oct 1 / 9:26a ET
News: Shumpert underwent successful surgery on his right wrist Wednesday morning, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The Cavaliers expect Shumpert to require 12-to-14 weeks of recovery time, keeping him unavailable until at least early January. The team will likely insert J.R. Smith in the starting lineup to replace Shumpert, with both Matthew Dellavedova and Mo Williams now positioned to see larger minute loads in the backcourt than initially anticipated.
Rotowire: Sep 29 / 9:36a ET
News: Shumpert suffered a wrist injury recently and is expected to remain out 12-to-14 weeks, Fred McLeod of Cavs.com reports.
Impact: Shumpert ruptured the Extensor Carpi Ulnaris sheath in his right wrist during a recent workout, and he'll have surgery Wednesday to repair the damage. The loss of Shumpert is obviously a huge blow for Cleveland, which will likely be without Kyrie Irving for at least the first month or two of the season. In his absence, J.R. Smith will likely take over as the starting shooting guard, and Matthew Dellavedova could stand to see a mild minutes boost as well.
StatsLLC: Sep 29 / 12:00a ET
News: Shumpert needs surgery on his right wrist and will be sidelined for at least three months.
Impact: Shumpert injured his wrist last week while getting ready for training camp. He told the team about his injury on Monday and an MRI revealed a ruptured sheath in his wrist. The team said he will have the operation Wednesday and that he could need as long as 14 weeks to recover.