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2015-16 SEASON:
Played in 54 games (five starts) with Cleveland…averaged 5.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steal in 24.4 minutes…shot .784 from the free throw line…scored 10 or more points nine times and 20 or more points once…notched one double-double…had 14 games with at least two steals and five games with three or more…recorded his highest scoring game as a Cavalier with a season-high 23 points, a season-high 3-6 (.500) mark from the three-point line, three rebounds and four steals in 29 minutes at Minnesota on Jan. 8…scored his 2,000th regular season career point against Minnesota on Jan. 25…swiped a season-high five steals against Boston on Feb. 5…posted a double-double with 12 points on 4-8 (.500) shooting, including a 2-4 (.500) clip from deep, a career-high 16 rebounds (six offensive), four assists and two steals in 35 minutes off the bench versus Boston on March 5; became the first bench player in Cavaliers history to finish with at least 12 points, 16 rebounds and four assists…pulled down his 1,000th regular career rebound against the Lakers on March 10…dished out a season-high five assists in 32 minutes against Dallas on March 16…missed 21 games from Oct. 27-Dec. 8 due to a ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris; missed three games from April 9-13 with left knee soreness/inflammation; missed one game on Dec. 17 with a right groin straight and three games from Feb. 21-24 with a left shoulder sprain…led or tied for the team lead in steals 12 times, blocks seven times, rebounds twice and assists twice…was a DND three times this season and a DNP-CD twice…was placed on the Inactive List 23 times.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Owns career averages of 7.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 25.6 minutes over 294 games (168 starts) with New York and Cleveland…has ranked among NBA Top 20 in steals-to-turnover ratio twice (15th with 0.91 in 2011-12; fifth with 1.16 in 2013-14)…appeared in 62 games (25 starts) for New York and Cleveland in 2014-15…averaged 8.0 points on .410 shooting, 3.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 24.9 minutes per game…shot .342 from the three-point line…scored 10 or more points 22 times and scored 20 or more points one time…in 24 games (all starts) with the Knicks, averaged 9.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 26.0 minutes…in 38 games (one start) with the Cavs, averaged 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 24.2 minutes…recorded two double-doubles (both with Cavs)…had 22 games with at least two steals and 10 games with three or more steals…set a season-high with 21 points on 9-14 (.643) shooting, eight rebounds, a season-high eight assists and three steals in 36 minutes at Milwaukee on Nov. 18…posted his first career double-double with 14 points and a season-high 10 rebounds, while also adding two assists and two blocks in 32 minutes at Indiana on Feb. 27…notched his second double-double of the season in his first start as a Cavalier after pouring in 15 points and a season-high tying 10 rebounds in 38 minutes at Boston on April 12…recorded his highest scoring game as a Cavalier after tallying 18 points on 7-12 (.583) shooting from the field, including 3-5 (.600) from behind the arc, six rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes against Washington on April 15…swiped a career-high tying six steals, to go along with seven points, four rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes off the bench at Dallas on March 10…recorded 17 points on 7-12 (.583) shooting, a 3-6 (.500) clip from deep, three boards and four steals in 27 minutes off the bench against Miami on April 2…connected on a season-high four three-pointers on two occasions (11/4 and 11/5)…recorded his first career game with two blocks against the L.A. Lakers on Feb. 8…dished out his 500th career assist against Detroit on April 13…ranked second on the Cavs in steal-to-turnover ratio (1.04)…led or tied for the team lead with the Cavs in steals 10 times, blocks four times, rebounds twice and in points once…missed eight games with the Cavs from Jan. 7-21 due to a dislocated left shoulder; missed one game on April 10 due to a right quad contusion…was a DND two times (one with New York) and NWT one time with the Cavs…was placed on the Inactive List six times with Cleveland and 12 times with New York…during the 2013-14 season, averaged 6.7 ppg and 4.2 rpg with 183-484 FGA (.378) shooting over 26.5 mpg in a career-high 74 games (58 starts)...went 76-228 (.333) from the three-point line for a career-high in 3PT FGM...notched career highs in games played (74), starts (58), minutes (1,962), 3PT FGM (76) and rebounds (308), along with single-game career bests in points (27), assists (9) and 3PT FGM (6)...ranked fifth in the NBA in steals-to-turnover ratio (1.16)...season highs: points: 27 (Jan. 2 at San Antonio); assists: 9 (Nov. 13 at Atlanta); rebounds: 9 (three times)...led Knicks in scoring once (career high 27 points at San Antonio, Jan. 2), rebounds four times, assists four times...had 19 double-figure scoring games and two 20+ scoring games (back-to-back at San Antonio-Houston, Jan. 2-3, 27-26)...from Downtown, had three three-homer games, two four-homer games, one five-homer game and a career-high six homers twice (at San Antonio-Houston, Jan. 2-3)...had two five-steal games (Nov. 20 vs. Pacers, Apr. 2 vs. Nets)...scored 1,000th career point on Dec. 5 vs. Nets...injuries: Missed a total of eight games due to injury/illness: two with sprained right shoulder (Jan. 30-Feb. 1), five with sprained left MCL suffered on Feb. 19 at New Orleans (Feb. 21-28) and one due to illness (Mar. 23 vs. Cleveland)...enjoyed three of his most memorable performances during Knicks’ 2-1 run through the Texas Triangle in January...on Jan. 2, spearheaded stunning win at San Antonio with team-and career-high 27 points (10-13 FGA, career-high 6-8 from Downtown), six rebounds and three steals…scored eight clutch points in fourth quarter: three-point bomb with 4:49 left (NY 94-85), three-pointer with :39.1 left (NY 101-98) and soaring tip-in of Anthony’s missed jumper with :23.4 left to put NY ahead to stay (103-101 in eventual 105-101 win)…stellar defense helped hold Tony Parker to 12 points on 5-13 FGA...on Jan. 3, had team-high 26 points (9-14 FGA) and five assists in loss at Houston…went 6-6 from Downtown, three shy of Latrell Sprewell’s club record 9-9 from Downtown on Feb. 4, 2003 vs. Clippers...on Jan. 5, scored nine points (3-5 FGA) with six rebounds and three steals in win at Dallas…scored seven of Knicks’ last 10 points including game’s biggest shot, a three-point bomb with 1:13 left to give NY a nine-point cushion (87-78) en route to 92-80 win...dished out a career-high nine assists (with no turnovers) in win at Atlanta, Nov. 13...main cog in 30-point win at Brooklyn that snapped nine-game losing streak with 17 points (5-7 from Downtown), Dec. 5...standout in win over Heat, Jan. 9, with 12 points (4-7 from Downtown) and season-high nine rebounds in season-high 43 starting minutes…during the 2012-13 season, moved into starting lineup after making belated season debut following knee injury suffered in 2012 Playoffs...averaged 6.8 ppg with .396 shooting over 22.1 mpg in 45 games (all starts)...started each of the season’s final 45 games...had nine double-figure scoring games and one 20+ game...played in 100th career NBA game on Apr. 11 at Chicago...listed as inactive for season’s first 37 games (Nov. 2-Jan. 13), while recovering from knee injury suffered in ’12 Playoffs...one of four Knicks (Anthony, Felton, Chandler) who did not come off the bench at any point during season...after missing season’s first 37 games (knee), made season debut with eight points in win over Pistons at London’s O2 Arena, Jan. 17...recorded career-high six steals in win over Warriors, Feb. 27...season-high 20 points (8-10 FGA, 4-5 from Downtown) in loss at Denver, Mar. 13...career-high 11 rebounds in win at Cleveland, Apr. 12...during the 2011-12 season, named to NBA All-Rookie First Team...over 59 games (35 starts), averaged 9.5 ppg and shot .401 over 28.9 mpg...led Knicks in scoring twice, assists eight times...recorded four 20+ scoring games...scored 25 points in consecutive games (Mar. 28 vs. Orlando, Mar. 30 at Atlanta), going 19-35 FGA (.543) in the two games...missed seven regular season games due to injury: four in season’s opening weeks (Dec. 28-Jan. 2) with sprained right MCL suffered on Opening Night, Dec. 25 vs. Celtics; three in February (Feb. 20-23) with left patella tendinitis…suffered season-ending knee injury in first game of first round Playoff loss to Miami...picked for Sprite Slam Dunk at NBA All-Star 2012 in Orlando, but forced to withdraw due to left patella tendinitis...ranked seventh in NBA with 1.71 spg; first Knick ranked in NBA Top 10 in steals since Mark Jackson in Rookie of the Year season of 1987-88 (sixth, 2.50 spg)…among NBA rookies, finished second in steals (1.71 spg, to Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio at 2.22), ninth in scoring (9.5), eighth in assists (2.8), sixth in FT pct. (.798) and fifth in minutes per game (28.9)...in 35 starts, averaged 9.7 ppg (339), 3.4 rpg (118) and 1.69 spg (59) over 32.0 mpg (1,121)...clutch figure off the bench in win at Toronto, Feb. 14, with eight points and four steals…made perhaps game’s key defensive play: steal on Jose Calderon and subsequent fast break dunk with 1:28 left to pull NY within three (87-84) during Knicks’ game-winning 13-1 rally in final 3:57.

PLAYOFF CAREER:
In 54 career postseason games (29 starts), holds averages of 6.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.9 steals in 26.3 minutes per game…also shooting .376 from the three-point line and .754 from the foul line…played in all 21 games during Cleveland’s championship run in the 2016 Playoffs… averaged 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds in 17.5 minutes…converted a four-point play in Game 7 of the NBA Finals against Golden State…appeared in all 20 games (16 starts) during the Cavs’ NBA Finals run in the 2015 Playoffs...averaged 9.1 points, including a .355 (33-93) clip from the three-point line, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.3 1.3 steals in 34.8 minutes, while posting one double-double…shot a perfect 8-8 from the foul line while notching his 2nd career playoff double-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a playoff career-high three blocks in 38 minutes in Game 4 of the First Round against Boston on April 26…started all six games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Chicago and averaged 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.0 block in 36.2 minutes…recorded a playoff career-best 22 points, including a 4-10 (.400) mark from deep, in 41 minutes against Chicago in Game 1 of the Second Round on May 4…in the Eastern Conference Finals versus Atlanta, averaged 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 36.8 minutes…swiped a team-high 11 steals during the NBA Finals and averaged 6.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 35.8 minutes per game…during the 2013 Playoffs, started all 12 postseason games and averaged 9.3 ppg and 6.0 rpg with .410 shooting (41-100) over 28.1 mpg...key factor in first round with 9.0 ppg and 6.8 rpg with .452 shooting (19-42 FGA) over 28.5 mpg, starting all six games vs. Celtics...had 11 steals in the six games, three double-figure scoring games and one double-double (12 pts, career Playoff high 12 rebs in Game Four loss)...headline performer in Game Six clincher with 17 points (6-9 FGA, 3-3 from Downtown), six rebounds and two steals…authored perhaps game’s biggest defensive play in fourth quarter, stealing Pierce pass and converting it into a fast break layup to halt Celtics’ 20-0 run and give NY a 77-69 lead with 5:06 left...in East Semis vs. Pacers, had 9.7 ppg over 27.7 mpg...central figure in Knicks’ comeback run in Game Six finale with Playoff career-high 19 points (6-10 FGA, 5-6 from Downtown) in 25 minutes (DQ), including three, 3PT FGM over 1:04 span in third quarter…during the 2012 Playoffs, suffered torn left ACL and meniscus in third quarter of Game One loss at Miami, Apr. 28, 2012, and was sidelined for remainder of Playoffs.

NOTABLE:
NBA Champion (2016)…earned 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First Team honors…selected for 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest in Orlando; forced to withdraw due to injury...early-entry candidate in 2011 NBA Draft.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Iman Asante Shumpert...first name is pronounced ee-MON...has one daughter, Iman Tayla…made the Dean’s List during the fall ’10 semester at Georgia Tech...majored in sociology...son of Odis and L’Tanya Shumpert...mother is an adjunct professor of art and design at Columbia College in Chicago, father is an insurance broker...plays with the mentality that it is embarrassing to be scored on, which was instilled in him at a young age when playing with his three brothers...interests include creative writing and broadcast journalism...McDonald’s All-American and Third-Team Parade magazine All-American as a high school senior, averaging 15.3 ppg...grew from 5-foot-7 as a freshman to 6-foot-2 as a sophomore.

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Height: 6'5''/ 1.96m
Weight: 220 lbs./ 99.8 kg
Born: June 26, 1990
From: Georgia Institute of Technology
Draft: 1st Round (17th pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 5
Previous Teams:
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2015 - 2015
  New York Knicks 2014 - 2014
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2014 - 2014
  New York Knicks 2011 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Georgia Tech/USA

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