Iman Shumpert responds to Isaiah Thomas’ call to get him signed
Former NBA champion Iman Shumpert has yet to find a new home and Isaiah Thomas called on the teams in the league to sign his former teammate.
Shumpert replied, noting that he’s working on some things behind the scenes. He then shared a link of his clothing line Centerpiece. Does this signify that Shumpert will move away from basketball and focus full time on his brand?
— Iman. (@imanshumpert) August 24, 2019
Perhaps time will only tell. But over the summer, several clips of Iman Shumpert working out made rounds over the internet. It showcased his smooth stroke from downtown as well as his tiptop condition. Perhaps this is some sort of audition piece to NBA teams. Shumpert wants to prove that he has lots left in the tank and is willing to put more work in.
Isaiah Thomas is being a really good advocate for him.
Iman Shumpert last played for the Houston Rockets where he was tagged as a 3 and D player — something which fits perfectly with Mike D’Antoni’s system. Though Shumpert had some decent games in the regular season and in the playoffs, overall it was a struggle for the 6-foot-5 Georgia Tech product. He shot just 29.6 percent from deep in the regular season. Come to the playoffs, he improved to 36.4 percent.
The Rockets still hold Bird rights on Iman Shumpert. Reports reveal that the team is looking to get some value before it lets him go and are thus looking at a sign-and-trade option. However, nothing has come into fruition at this point — a month before training camp begins. The Rockets can still choose to retain Shumpert but there are no signals that point to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey doing that.