6 Cavaliers Who Need To Step Up For Cavs To Win Championship
2. Iman Shumpert
Shumpert is projected to start for the Cavs with Smith serving his two-game suspension to open the Cavs second round playoff series against either Chicago or Milwaukee. Sure, Cleveland’s depth gets a little thinner, but Shumpert plays the same game that Smith does as a lockdown defender and floor spacer. He can even put the ball on the floor and play some point guard for the Cavs. Although he’ll be returning to the bench for Game 3, his value will still be high as the Cavs need Shumpert’s activity defensively and shooting offensively to keep defenses honest.
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