After 13 games in Brooklyn, Iman Shumpert’s stint with the Nets is over.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Brooklyn’s decision to release Shumpert, which the team later confirmed. The move to part ways with Shumpert is also due to the fact Wilson Chandler’s 25-game suspension for violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug Program is set to end soon.
— Iman. (@imanshumpert) December 12, 2019
Shumpert averaged 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game with the Nets in a reserve role. Star guard Kyrie Irving has missed Brooklyn’s last 13 games with a right shoulder injury, while guard Caris LeVert has been out since mid-November following thumb surgery.
LeVert is on track to return from his original 4-6 week timeline, coach Kenny Atkinson said last night. The Nets lost to the Hornets at home on Wednesday 113-108 as Charlotte’s Devonte’ Graham lit up Brooklyn for 40 points.
During the absence of Irving and LeVert, guard Spencer Dinwiddie has stepped up admirably. He has registered 20 or more points 11 times in his last 13 games, including a 24-point performance against Charlotte.
Shumpert split last season between the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets and was a valued part of Houston’s playoff rotation. Overall, he averaged 7.5 points, 3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game and shot 34.8% on 3-pointers.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.