|Date of Birth||6/26/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'5", 215 lbs|
|From||Oak Park, IL|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 1|
Shumpert collected three points (1-5 FG, 1-5 3Pt), four rebounds, one steal and one block across 24 minutes in the Rockets' 117-112 loss to the Thunder on Saturday.
Shumpert was making his debut for the Rockets after being acquired via trade from the Kings on Wednesday. The veteran wing made his second shot in a Houston uniform, a three-pointer from the corner, but couldn't find the net on his other four tries. However, Shumpert's primary contributions are expected to come on the defensive end, despite the fact he's currently sporting his best scoring average (8.9) since the 2014-15 campaign.
Shumpert is available to play Friday against the Thunder, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
After being acquired from Sacramento on Wednesday, Shumpert will be ready to make his debt with his new team Friday. Shumpert figures to add depth at both the shooting-guard and small-forward positions on the Rockets moving forward.
Shumpert has been traded to the Rockets in a three-team trade with Alec Burks and a second round pick headed to the Kings, and Brandon Knight and a pick headed to Cleveland, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Shumpert will look to provide some depth at the wing for the Rockets. He's had a strong season thus far, posting averages of 8.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 26.2 minutes per game. He may see a decline in his production, as his moving to a better team could lead to a reduced role.