Nets bringing again Shumpert to shore up protection


NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets are bringing again Iman Shumpert, signing the veteran swingman to a deal on Saturday.

Shumpert, 30, spent a month with the Nets final season, averaging 4.2 factors and a pair of.6 rebounds in 13 video games. Brooklyn does not want a lot scoring from him now however will rely on his perimeter protection to deal with considered one of its weaknesses.

Shumpert was a teammate of Nets guard Kyrie Irving on the Cleveland Cavaliers staff that gained the 2016 NBA championship.

He has additionally performed for Houston, Sacramento and the New York Knicks, who chosen him with the seventeenth choose within the 2011 NBA draft.

The Related Press contributed to this report.