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5 Things Iman Shumpert Can Improve For 2015-16 Season

Bob Donnan | USA TODAY Sports

Iman Shumpert was traded along with New York Knicks’ teammate J.R. Smith on January 5th, 2015. The trade moved Shumpert from a bottom feeding Knicks team to a sudden championship contender. Although he didn’t play immediately after being traded due to his recovery from a dislocated shoulder, Iman Shumpert played in 38 games for the Cavs and averaged 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. Shumpert is a long athletic wing who can really defend and score when healthy. However, that’s not to say that there isn’t parts of his game he can still improve. Here are five areas of Shumpert’s game that he can improve on to become a better NBA player next season.

5. Continue To Improve Defensively

Iman Shumpert has developed into one of the premier defenders in the league and he’s only 25 years old.. There will be some nights when Coach David Blatt will call on Iman to be the ball-stopper that he is. He is a long, athletic wing who can flat out defend. Just look at what he did to Stephen Curry in parts of the Finals and Klay Thompson in basically the whole Finals’ series! If he continues to improve on the defensive end and remain coachable the sky is the limit for Shumpert defensively.

Click “Next” to see the fourth part of Shumpert’s game he can improve next season!

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