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Iman Shumpert expected to play in Game 1 vs. Detroit

The Cavs will have Iman Shumpert available when they play the Pistons on Sunday.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

When the Cleveland Cavaliers begin their series against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, one of their key rotation players will be able to go.

Per Chris Haynes of, Cavs guard Iman Shumpert will be active Sunday against the Pistons. Shumpert missed the final two games of the regular season with a left knee injury and recently had the knee drained.

Shumpert's availability means that the Cavs' rotation enters the postseason at full strength. An issue for the Cavs the first two years of the second LeBron James era has been health and Shumpert's status has been one of the major issues. He's been hurt for parts of this season and has struggled to stay healthy consistently. If he is in fact good to go, and his lft knee allows him to play at his best, that's a huge get for the Cavs.

As for Mo Williams, who Haynes reported is hoping to be back for Game 2, his health isn't as a big of a deal for the Cavs. He hasn't been a part of the rotation for most of this season and hasn't been healthy for long stretches. There are also few minutes for him in the rotation with Shumpert, Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith and Matthew Dellavedova playing most of the minutes at the two guard spots.

Having Williams healthy, though, wouldn't hurt in case the Tyronn Lue decides he needs da bit of shooting off the bench.