Iman Shumpert came to the Cleveland Cavaliers from the New York Knicks along with guard J.R. Smith in a January 2015 trade. Today, Shumpert decided to re-sign with the Cavs for four years and $40 million.
Last season between the Knicks and Cavs, Shumpert averaged 8.0 points, to go along with 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists. During the 2015 playoffs run, Iman brought his points per game average up to 9.1, while collecting 4.9 boards, according to ESPN.
Here are some immediate reactions from Twitter, and most people are pretty befuddled as to why Shumpert is receiving such a large contract.
$40 Mil for Iman Shumpert? Did they not see his performance during the finals? 😕😒
— KC (@niaaabebe) July 2, 2015
Iman Shumpert got paid $40 mil for 4 years? Man. These contracts are ridiculous.
— Luke James (@lukejamesbgn) July 2, 2015
“Iman Shumpert Re-signed In 40 Million Dollar Deal” pic.twitter.com/OV5y9CFiqm
— The Bandido Attorney (@Bro_Pair) July 2, 2015
Sorry but Iman Shumpert is not a 10 million dollar per year player. #Truth
— In Riley We Trust (@LuNBAGuy) July 2, 2015
Iman Shumpert will make more than Robert Covington, Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor combined this year. — Spike Eskin (@SpikeEskin) July 2, 2015
If Iman Shumpert is worth $40 million then I’m worth at least some smaller fraction of that — Nate the Sports Guy (@HumbleSportsGuy) July 2, 2015
In what world is Iman Shumpert worth 10 million dollars a year. My head hurts…
— Michael (@miketempIe) July 2, 2015
The day someone pays Kyle Singler 25 million, Iman shumpert 40 million, and Thaddeus Young 50 million is the day I start questioning life
— Based Caskin (@Andycask) July 2, 2015
Iman Shumpert gets $40 million and you guys say Kobe is greedy..
— baethoven (@TheTitusTucker) July 2, 2015
Danny green is only worth 4 million more than iman shumpert? Sheesh
— David Ferro (@RedVelvetDave) July 2, 2015
There is NO JUSTIFICATION IN THIS WORLD…NONE WHERE IMAN SHUMPERT’S SCRUB ASS SHOULD BE MAKING 10 MILLION A YEAR.
— Marc Estriplet (@Measrtc5) July 2, 2015
Iman Shumpert didn’t even deserve his gamecheck in the finals but now he gettin 40 mill smh
— Tobenna (@TheOneToby) July 2, 2015
Whenever you are about to criticize a contract on your favorite NBA team, just remember: they could be paying Iman Shumpert 10 mil/year. — Juco All-American (@JucoRCR) July 2, 2015
The contract of Iman Shumpert proves the NBA is insane. In an Annie Wilkes meets Leatherface meets Shia LeBeouf kind of way. — Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) July 2, 2015
Steph Curry: 4 years, $44mm, signed in 2012. Iman Shumpert: 4 years, $40mm, signed today.
— numberFire (@numberFire) July 2, 2015
If Iman Shumpert is now being paid $10m per yr, then Kenneth Faried at a salary of $11m is a steal. Props to Nuggets for timely extension.
— Mark Kiszla (@markkiszla) July 2, 2015
So, both Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert have re-signed with the Cavs. Only a matter of time before Lebron re-signs as well. — Dinky Nievera (@UncannyDinky) July 2, 2015
As the Inquisitr previously noted, the Cavs also re-signed forward Kevin Love earlier today for five years and $110 million.
To see all free agent signings thus far into the free agency signing period, click on this link.
Do you agree that Shumpert is grossly overpaid, or are you of the belief that in America, you can demand whatever salary you desire, because after all, nobody forced Cleveland to re-sign him?
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