Shumpert will have surgery Wednesday to repair the Extensor Carpi Ulnaris sheath after being diagnosed with the injury on Monday. Cavs GM David Griffin told reporters Shumpert was injured last week when he hit his wrist on the rim.
The Cavaliers acquired Shumpert and J.R. Smith in a trade last season with the Knicks. Shumpert played 38 games for Cleveland and averaged 7.2 points and 3.8 rebounds off the bench.
Shumpert’s injury means the Cavs will be without three key players for the beginning of the season. Kyrie Irving (fractured kneecap) and Kevin Love (dislocated shoulder) are both injured, and head coach David Blatt told reporters Monday that there is no timetable for their return.
Shumpert re-signed with the Cavs on a four-year, $40 million contract this summer.
- Dan Gartland