The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without a player many have thought to be a trade piece for the coming season.
The team announced on Thursday that Iman Shumpert will have arthroscopic surgery this week on his left knee and miss significant time.
How much action Shumpert will miss is still up in the air. According to the release, Shumpert’s timetable for a return has not yet been set.
Shumpert, 27, is averaging 4.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per-game. He’s also shot a dismal 28 percent from the floor on field goals.