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Cavaliers down another point guard with Iman Shumpert out 5-7 days

CLEVELAND– The Cavaliers are down another point guard, as Iman Shumpert will be out between five to seven days according to a release from the team.

Shumpert is experiencing soreness due to left knee effusion, or fluid in the or around the knee joint, and was diagnosed at the Cleveland Clinic on Saturday.

In yesterday’s 118-113 overtime win against the Los Angeles Clippers, Shumpert did not play at all during the second half, with Jose Calderon starting in his place. Shumpert was thrust into the starting lineup as Derrick Rose continues to miss time with an ankle sprain. Rose is expected to miss at least the next two weeks.

This is the second time this season that Shumpert has missed time due to soreness in one of his knees. It’s unclear who will start in his place, but during last night’s game, Dwyane Wade spent a large portion of time as the primary ball-handler.

According to a report from, the Cavs will likely call up John Holland from the G League Canton Charge.  He is averaging 24 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game.

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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