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Shump wants out

Iman Shumpert the Latest Cavaliers’ Player Who Wants Out of Cleveland

In the wise words of Joakim Noah, “what’s so good about Cleveland?”

Beats me, I cannot answer that question.

LeBron James? Watching Corey Kluber pitch for the Cleveland Indians? LeBron James? The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? LeBron James?

Kyrie Irving very recently got his wish after coming out and asking the Cavaliers front office for a trade and has since been shipped to Boston. Now, shooting guard Iman Shumpert wants to follow suite. A simple question worked with Irving, why not give it a try. Clearly Shumpert is another player who fails to see the beauty in the little thing that gorgeous Cleveland, Ohio has to offer.

As per Dave McMenamin of ESPN, all of the Kyrie Irving hoopla has forced Shumpert’s desire to be moved from Cleveland to be swept under the rug and was consequently “lost in the attention”. Reports suggest that the Cavs are currently aggressively shopping Shumpert, after potential trades with the Houston Rockets and the Minnesota Timberwolves fell apart.

Is LeBron James the problem yet again?

Something smells oddly fishy in Cleveland and maybe the fact that players all of a sudden wish to leave the city whose team reached the Finals in three straight seasons, winning its first NBA championship over that span, has to do with something more than LeBron being too much to handle. All of this is of course speculation, but questions must be asked about the front office and what the general atmosphere is like in the organization.

Meanwhile, Shumpert is set to enter the third year of his four-year contract and will earned $21.3-million over the next couple of seasons. The defensive-minded guard is coming off a year in which he averaged 7.5-points per game, shooting 36% from behind the arc.


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