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Report: Iman Shumpert expected to miss two months with torn meniscus

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Iman Shumpert underwent surgery on his knee Friday, as expected. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard was set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee, but now there’s some new information coming out.

The Vertical’s Shams Charania says Shumpert had surgery for a meniscus tear in his left knee. He is expected to miss two months.

The two-month timetable is about what was expected when news was announced Thursday about his knee operation.

Shumpert has only played in 13 games this season because of knee issues. Derrick Rose is also out, along with Isaiah Thomas, which leaves the Cavs somewhat shorthanded. Dwyane Wade, JR Smith and Kyle Korver will continue to get minutes while Shumpert is out.

Report: Pelicans interested in trading for Iman Shumpert

The New Orleans Pelicans’ desperation for wing depth has them searching far and wide for potential solutions.

Cody Taylor of Basketball Insiders reported this weekend that the Pelicans are interested in acquiring Iman Shumpert from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Pelicans were already paper thin on the wings, and the problem got even worse with the recent revelation that forward Solomon Hill could miss the majority of the coming season with a torn hamstring.

As for Shumpert, he may or may not have been requested a trade from the Cavs this summer. But what we do know is that he has performed poorly these last couple of postseasons and could be marginalized this coming season in Cleveland with the arrivals of Jae Crowder, Jeff Green, and Cedi Osman.

While Shumpert is a bit undersized for the Pelicans’ purposes, he may at least be an upgrade over the swingmen they are currently set to open 2017-18 with.

Iman Shumpert calls out reporter who said he requested trade

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Earlier Friday, we learned that apparently Kyrie Irving was not the only Cleveland Cavaliers player to request a trade recently.

Per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Iman Shumpert requested a trade from the Cavs at the end of the season.

Here is what McMenamin reported: “Lost in the attention surrounding Irving’s trade request is that Iman Shumpert also requested a trade after the season, multiple sources told ESPN. Cleveland was in talks to trade Shumpert and his $10.3 million contract to Minnesota or Houston, but both deals fell apart. Logic would tell you that the Cavs will remain motivated to find a team to take Shumpert.”

Shumpert was apparently unhappy with the report. He called out McMenamin on Twitter Friday night.

Shumpert insists he did not request a trade, and another report verified Shump’s account of the narrative. Shortly after McMenamin’s story was released, prolific news-breaker Shams Charania of The Vertical released a contradictory account on Twitter.

So, McMenamin and Charania are in agreement that the Cavs have attempted to trade Shumpert, but McMenamin reports it was at Shumpert’s request, whereas Charania reports it was unprovoked by the player.

Report: Iman Shumpert has requested trade from Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving was the highest-profile player to request a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer, but he reportedly wasn’t the only one.

According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, forward Iman Shumpert also requested a trade at season’s end, and the Cavaliers could still be trying to accommodate that request.

The team is “not closing the door” on making more trades ahead of training camp, according to a source.

The Cavaliers had been close to trading Shumpert to the Minnesota Timberwolves or Houston Rockets earlier in the offseason, but could not finalize either deal.

Shumpert could have featured in another big deal that nearly came to fruition as well. There doesn’t seem to be the same urgency to trade him as there was to move Irving, though.

Report: Rockets’ trade for Iman Shumpert stalls

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ efforts to get some salary relief have reportedly hit a stumbling block.

A proposed trade that would send Iman Shumpert to the Houston Rockets has stalled, according to Shams Charania of the Vertical, apparently in part due to the Rockets’ decision to sign P.J. Tucker as a free agent.

Tucker and Shumpert occupy similar roles, and Tucker is friendly with new Rockets point guard Chris Paul, which likely made a difference. They may have more moves to come.

From Cleveland’s perspective, a Shumpert trade would have opened up some luxury tax breathing room. They’ll have to find some other way to do that now.

Zaza Pachulia takes groin shot at Iman Shumpert in Game 4 scrum (Video)

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia once again found himself embroiled in controversy in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

During a scrum for a loose ball on the floor, Pachulia got tied up and appeared to take a shot at Cleveland forward Iman Shumpert’s groin during the tangle.

Pachulia was involved in a very controversial play against the San Antonio Spurs as well. Upon review, he and Shumpert received double technicals, but the NBA may see fit to take a further look at that play before Game 5.

Report: Cavaliers to consider starting Iman Shumpert in Game 3

Things aren’t working out at all for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, and they’re already pondering measures to try and turn things around.

According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the Cavaliers are considering starting Iman Shumpert in Game 3 ahead of the struggling JR Smith in a bid to try to turn the series around. Smith took just two shots in Game 2 and failed to score, providing absolutely nothing for a Cleveland team that needed a boost.

Shumpert scored six points and added four rebounds and three assists, but he offered much more defensively against Kevin Durant. He did, however, need an IV after the game due to cramping he experienced in the second half.

The Cavaliers wanted more from Smith in Game 2, but ended up getting even less from him. It may cost him his starting position in Game 3.

Iman Shumpert: Cavs trade ‘grabbed me out of hell’

Swingman Iman Shumpert went from the lowly New York Knicks to a Cleveland Cavaliers team that would ultimately make it to the NBA Finals back in 2015, and unsurprisingly, he has nothing but good things to say about that event.

Shumpert told Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype that he felt for his Knicks teammates, as being traded to Cleveland was like being grabbed “out of hell.”

“For me, it would’ve been cool if [things ended differently with the Knicks],” Shumpert said. “I was hurt when I got traded, so it would’ve been cool for me if I had at least gotten to play my last games with them. I was sitting out for like a month and by the time I got traded, it was a deflating feeling, especially with that season that we were having. I felt like I didn’t get a chance to help get us out of the hole, you know what I mean? I just felt bad and felt like we had dropped a bunch of games. I felt bitter that I had to leave on such a bad note. I just remember the feeling [sucked]. It was like, ‘Ah, I’m hurt, we’ve lost a bunch of games in a row and then I’m traded.’

“Then, shortly after we walk in and we get to playing with the Cavs, we go on a long winning streak. I kept thinking back to my old teammates like, ‘Damn, I was hurt and we were losing. Now I come here and I’m playing well and the energy is great.’ I just felt like they kind of grabbed me out of hell. And every game was being showcased on TV and we’re winning. It was just crazy. I was happy, but I felt bad too.”

It’s safe to say that Shumpert’s feelings are shared by J.R. Smith, who was traded to Cleveland in the same deal. Given the mess that the Knicks have fallen into and the success the pair have had in Cleveland, you can hardly blame them.

Report: Rockets interested in Iman Shumpert, won’t trade Patrick Beverley

The Houston Rockets may still be trying to make moves after acquiring former Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams from the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Wednesday that the Rockets have engaged in trade talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers for swingman Iman Shumpert but are being asked to give up guard Patrick Beverley, which they don’t want to do.

Stein also adds that Beverley has drawn trade interest from the New York Knicks and the Chicago Bulls as well but wants to remain in Houston.

It’s common knowledge that the Cavs are in the market for another point guard. However, trying to acquire Beverley, an elite perimeter defender, a locker room favorite, and one of the longest-tenured Rockets, is likely fighting a losing battle. As for Shumpert, a strong one-on-one defender in his own right, the Cavs have had character concerns with him in the recent past, but J.R. Smith’s continued injury absence may just help him stay in Cleveland through Thursday’s trade deadline.

Did Russell Westbrook try to trip Iman Shumpert in loss to Cavs Sunday? (Video)

Grayson Allen’s soul may have taken over Russell Westbrook’s body Sunday.

As he was on the deck in a failed pursuit of a loose ball in Oklahoma City’s 107-91 loss to Cleveland, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook appeared to stick his leg out and attempt to trip Cavs swingman Iman Shumpert.

Westbrook’s frustration may have boiled over in a contest that saw the Thunder take a 13-point deficit into the half and never get back within striking distance. But that still doesn’t excuse such a careless lapse in judgment, one that, as Allen has proven, is dangerous and has no place in the sport.

Video via NBA Reddit