Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a traffic stop for a lane violation back on Aug. 10, and the team dished out a press release on the situation Friday morning:
“Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was arrested by Fayette County (GA) Police outside Atlanta for suspicion of DUI following an August 10 traffic stop for a lane violation. The Cavaliers have discussed the situation with Iman and will monitor the progression of the pending case. A court date has not been set at this point, and neither Iman or the team will have any additional comments while the matter progresses through the legal process.”
Here are more details:
Shumpert DUI arrest for marijuana, not alcohol, per arrest report. Admitted smoking it to officer & charged w/possession – less than 1 ounce
— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) September 9, 2016
Shumpert went to college at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, so he has ties to the area. The Cavs are fresh off an NBA title this past summer, and this is an unfortunate incident to somewhat mar the offseason as training camp approaches.
Following three-plus seasons in the New York Knicks’ system, the 26-year-old guard was traded to Cleveland within the first few calendar days of 2015 along with J.R. Smith. The team re-signed Shumpert to a four-year contract in June after the Cavs lost to the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals.
Shumpert played in 54 games (five starts) last season and recorded 5.8 points, 3.8 boards and 1.7 assists per contest. The 5.8 points per game marked a career low, and he only scored 3.3 points per game in 21 games en route to the Cavs’ first ever NBA title.