Iman Shumpert has been one of the quiet absences from the Cavaliers roster for much of the season due to all of the new faces moving in and out of the lineup
With so much going on, it’s easy to forget that Shumpert hasn’t played since November 27th and has only appeared in 13 games this season after undergoing knee surgery in December to help repair a meniscus injury.
Well, the wait is almost up for Shump. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, Shumpert was able to practice and scrimmage along with fellow injured guard Derrick Rose on Wednesday.
Rose says he thinks he’ll be good to play against the Magic, but Tyronn Lue reportedly wouldn’t commit to either player being available on Thursday.
Shumpert’s return likely cues the end of Cedi Osman’s minutes in the rotation, though Lue will have tough questions to answer with a rotation that’s currently heavily underperforming. He’s held to the idea that he won’t be changing the rotation, but if things don’t get better soon, the team’s performance may well force his hand.