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Iman Shumpert plans to be a better playmaker off the dribble this year

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'Ball handling and footwork' were the main focus for Iman Shumpert this summer, and he plans to integrate that to his game this year.

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Iman Shumpert had quite the offseason. He got paid. He traveled to Israel to play in the mud. He also tried out this haircut.

Somewhere in between all of that, Shumpert also managed to work on his game and make some changes to make him a better overall player. One of those things he focused on was ball-handling.

Shumpert struggled to create plays off the dribble last year, whether it be his shot (40.9 percent shooting off of three-plus dribbles last year) or his passing ability. Adding this dimension to his game will not only make Shumpert a better player, but will be beneficial to the Cavs with Kyrie Irving expected to miss some time to start the season.