Nets sign veteran G Shumpert after LeVert injury

Field Level Media

November 13, 2019 at 10:11 pm.

The Brooklyn Nets signed veteran guard Iman Shumpert on Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.

Shumpert, 29, has been waiting for a call all season. The Nets picked up the phone after losing guard Caris LeVert to a thumb injury in Sunday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns.

LeVert may have suffered ligament damage and could be out for several weeks, The Athletic reported.

Shumpert has played for four teams since entering the league with the New York Knicks as the No. 17 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

He has career averages of 7.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 446 games (246 starts) with the Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets.

Shumpert split the 2018-19 season with the Kings and Rockets, averaging 7.5 points and 3.0 boards in 62 games (41 starts).