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No timetable for Iman Shumpert

Shumpert will be day to day with knee soreness.

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Iman Shumpert played just 11 minutes against the L.A. Clippers before he was forced to remove himself from the game with knee soreness.

According to Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue, Shumpert had been dealing with this soreness prior to the game. But with the Cavs already short-handed, he tried to play through it.

Via Joe Vardon of

Coach Tyronn Lue told that Shumpert's knee was bothering before the game but he tried to play, and it was unknown if Shumpert's absence would linger.

If Shumpert misses more time, the point guard position becomes even thinner for the Cleveland Cavaliers. With Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose sidelined, Shumpert had filled in admirably at the position.

Jose Calderon would be the most likely candidate to replace Shumpert, should he not play Monday against the Detroit Pistons.

Historically Tyronn Lue has preferred to keep his rotations in place as much as possible, and putting players that are lower in the depth chart into the starting lineup. When J.R. Smith missed time last season, DeAndre Liggins and Jordan McRae started in his place over Kyle Korver.

For that reason, I don’t think it’s likely that Dwyane Wade will start at point guard alongside Smith. Wade has performed much better since he moved to the bench and any shred of continuity the Cavs can maintain right now is valuable.