Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert will miss the next 5-7 days with knee soreness, the team announced on Tuesday. The team also noted that Shumpert underwent imaging at the Cleveland Clinic that revealed no structural damage.
Shumpert being out 5-7 days means he will miss games against the Pacers, Wizards and Hawks at least. If he’s out any longer, he could miss games next week against the Bucks and Rockets. Shumpert did play on Sunday in the Cavs’ loss to the Knicks because of the injury.
This also means that the Cavs will need to adjust their rotation again. Shumpert’s minutes have been a tad inconsistent this year, but his 18-20 minutes will have to go somewhere, likely to a combination of J.R. Smith, Dwyane Wade and Kyle Korver.
Shumpert missed time during the Cavs’ preseason schedule with a foot injury. For the year, he is averaging six points and 2.8 rebounds this season while shooting 41.4 percent from the field.