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Iman Shumpert Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Guard's Hamstring and Return

Oct 18, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (4) against the Washington Wizards at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. The Wizards won 96-91. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
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Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistNovember 27, 2016

Iman Shumpert's injury woes continue, as the Cleveland Cavaliers guard is dealing with a hamstring issue. An official date for his return to the court this season has yet to be announced. 

Continue for updates. 


Shumpert Out vs. 76ers

Sunday, Nov. 27

Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed that Shumpert will miss Sunday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers due to his hamstring, according to Tom Moore of Calkins Media.


Cavs Need to Preserve Shumpert for Postseason

Shumpert left the Cavaliers' season opener against the New York Knicks on Oct. 25 after suffering a head injury that landed him in the NBA's concussion protocol.

Shumpert has served as a part-time bench player in Cleveland. He's still a terrific defender, accounting for 1.8 win shares on that side of the ball last season despite playing just 54 games, per Basketball-Reference.com. The Cavs have J.R. Smith starting at shooting guard and solid depth behind him, with Jordan McRae being capable of handling 10 minutes per game for Lue.

With Shumpert having missed 20-plus games in each of the previous two seasons, the Cavaliers should be prepared to handle his absence as they look to repeat as NBA champions.

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