Iman Shumpert cannot wait to return from injury
It has been a slow start off the gate for Cleveland Cavaliers veteran guard Iman Shumpert who’s dealing with a nagging sore left knee.
Shumpert has missed the last two games because of the injury and he is expected to make his return in the coming days. With that in mind, the 27-year-old tweeted out his excitement toward getting cleared to get back on the court.
This me waiting to be cleared to play again… pic.twitter.com/yHyzXxrshn
— Iman. (@imanshumpert) November 22, 2017
The seventh-year guard is currently averaging 5.2 points on 39.3 percent shooting from the field and 28.0 percent from beyond the arc, with 3.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 12 games played with six starts. Outside of his 21-point performance against the Orlando Magic, he has yet to register a single double-digit performance.
Iman Shumpert’s inability to stay on the court has contributed to his inconsistency in terms of his level of production and shooting woes. In his absence, Dwyane Wade and Kyle Korver have picked up the slack off the bench. Although J.R. Smith has struggled with his shot, he has provided some sort of scoring punch for the Cavs through the first couple of weeks.
Upon Shumpert’s return to the court, he should assume a limited role off the bench and provide more depth to the Cavs, who have won six straight games.