Iman Shumpert, the veteran wing defender, will re-join the Nets. Shams Charania was first to report the news.
Shumpert spent time with the Nets last season, making an impact on the defensive end of the floor, and is now returning to Brooklyn, sources said. The Nets needed to sign a player today to reach 14 roster spots. https://t.co/B2gq8NX2vt— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 30, 2021
The Nets later confirmed the news. Brooklyn had to sign a player Saturday under league rules regarding rosters. After the lopsided four-team trade that brought James Harden to the Nets two weeks ago, Brooklyn had to fill two of their three openings within two weeks.
The Nets now have 16 players under contract, 14 signed to standard NBA deals and two two-ways. They have one opening.
No details yet on Shumpert’s contract nor when he will play. Norvel Pelle, who was also signed this week, was given a non-guaranteed deal. Both Shumpert and Pelle are known for their defense. Shumpert also is seen as a solid locker room presence with a championship pedigree.
On November 13, 2019, Shumpert signed with the Nets, who had a roster opening created by Wilson Chandler’s 25-game PED suspension. On December 12, when Chandler’s suspension expired, Shumpert was waived by the Nets.
in 13 games with Brooklyn, the 6’6” wing averaged 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 32.8 percent overall and 24.2 percent from deep in 13 games, none of them starts. He’s been a teammate of Kyrie Irving, James Harden as well as Joe Harris and Jeff Green over the last five years. He was part of the Cavaliers 2015-16 NBA championship team. The Nets now have five players who’ve been to the NBA Finals a total of 12 times.
Shumpert has numerous ties to the Nets roster. Played with Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris and Jeff Green in Cleveland. Played for Mike D’Antoni in Houston and New York, the former of which with James Harden, the latter with Nets assistant Amar’e Stoudemire.— Alex Schiffer (@Alex__Schiffer) January 30, 2021
The Nets still have one opening as a result of the lopsided four-team trade that brought James Harden to Brooklyn. Under league rules, the Nets had to sign Pelle and Shumpert by Saturday.
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