07/01 19:23 CDT AP Source: Cavs bring back Shumpert for 4 years, $40 million
AP Source: Cavs bring back Shumpert for 4 years, $40 million
By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
AP Basketball Writer
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Iman
Shumpert has agreed to terms on a four-year, $40 million contract that will
keep him in Cleveland.
Shumpert and the Cavaliers came to agreement on Wednesday evening. The person
spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. A
contract cannot be signed until July 9.
Shumpert came to the Cavaliers with J.R. Smith in a trade midseason with the
New York Knicks. Shumpert's perimeter defense helped LeBron James take an
injury plagued team to the NBA Finals.
Shumpert averaged 7.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 38 games with the Cavaliers in
the regular season.
Shumpert's signing comes after the Cavs gave Kevin Love a five-year, $110
million deal and Tristan Thompson a five-year, $80 million contract.