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Sport Rumors: Did Iman Shumpert Also Ask the Cavaliers For a Trade?

According to ESPN, Cleveland has been shopping around Iman Shumpert. A few of the teams he’s been linked to include the Timberwolves and Rockets.

Also included in the report is information that Shumpert requested a trade early in the offseason. However, The Vertical later gave a conflicting report that, while Shumpert is being shopped, he did not request a trade.

Cleveland was in talks to trade Shumpert and his $10.3 million contract to Minnesota or Houston, but both deals fell apart. Logic would tell you that the Cavs will remain motivated to find a team to take Shumpert.

Shumpert once said the Cavs “grabbed me out of hell” by acquiring him from the Knicks.The Timberwolves before and Rockets after last season appeared interested in Shumpert, but I’m not sure any team would just take him at this point. Would Cleveland attach a sweetener to dump him? That might be the only way to grant his trade request and ease the luxury-tax bill.

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