|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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Shumpert (knee) underwent surgery Thursday and could be sidelined 6-8 weeks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Shumpert underwent the surgery in order to address his ongoing symptoms. His absence will leave the Cavs very short-handed at point guard with Derrick Rose (personal) presumably gone from the team for the foreseeable future. Jose Calderon and Dwyane Wade figure to help run the show when LeBron James gets a breather. Isaiah Thomas (hip) should help ease the situation, but he is expected to remain sidelined until mid-December.
Shumpert (knee) will undergo surgery to address his ongoing symptoms, with his status and timetable being updated after the surgery is completed.
Shumpert has been nursing left knee effusion, which caused him to miss four of the team's past five games prior to Thursday's contest. At the moment, it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, leaving the Cavs quite short-handed at the point guard spot. For now, Jose Calderon and Dwyane Wade will seemingly continue to hold down the fort while Derrick Rose (personal) continues to evaluate his future in basketball and Isaiah Thomas (hip) remains out until likely mid-December.
Shumpert is set to undergo knee surgery that could sideline him 6 to 8 weeks.
In a statement Thursday, the Cavs said "Shumpert (left knee effusion) was reevaluated following Tuesday's game by team physicians Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. James Rosneck. Due to ongoing symptoms, he will undergo arthroscopic surgery Friday morning at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. His status and timetable will be updated post-surgery." Regardless of his status, the defensive specialist offers little fantasy potential.
Shumpert (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Heat, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Following a three-game absence after undergoing treatment on his left knee, Shumpert returned to action Monday, playing seven total minutes off the bench. However, with the Cavaliers heading into the second night of a back-to-back, they'll avoid putting too much strain on Shumpert's knee too soon and give him the night off for rest. Shumpert should be back in the lineup for Friday's tilt with the Hawks, but in the meantime, Jose Calderon could pick up a few more minutes as the starting point guard, while Dwyane Wade and Kyle Korver should aid with some more playing time off the bench in the backcourt.
Iman Shumpert did not score Monday, going 0 of 1 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Philadelphia 76ers 113-91. Shumpert did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 6:56 of playing time.