The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without guard Iman Shumpert for the season's final two games against the Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons. The team announced today in a press release that Shumpert is experiencing inflammation and soreness in his left knee.
Shumpert missed Saturday's game against the Bulls with this issue and he had his knee drained on Sunday. From the release:
Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert will miss the final two games of the regular season after experiencing soreness and inflammation in his left knee that kept him out of Saturday's game in Chicago. After further evaluation on Sunday, Shumpert had his left knee drained. He will undergo additional treatment and rest over the next several days and is expected to be fully available for the start of playoff practice and preparation later this week. Shumpert will be OUT tonight versus Atlanta and Wednesday versus Detroit
Shumpert's health should be a concern for the Cavs, a he's a key rotation piece off the bench at the two and three spots. He might not be having the best season, but Cleveland relies on him on defense and needs him to make certain lineups work. For the year, he's averaging 8.5 points on 37.4 percent shooting.
The Cavs also announced that Mo Williams will miss tonight's game against Atlanta to receive further treatment on his left knee. He reported discomfort and increased soreness after the Cavs' game against the Indiana Pacers last Wednesday. Williams is visiting Dr. James Andrews, who treated him earlier this season, in Florida today and will have his status updated after the visit.