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Houston Rockets 2018-19 player recaps: Iman Shumpert

Halfway through the 2018-19 season, things couldn’t have been going much better for Iman Shumpert.

After being exiled to Sacramento at the 2018 trade deadline after injuries and poor play limited his role in Cleveland’s rotation, it appeared as though Shumpert was on his way out of the league.

However, after a successful summer of rehab, Shumpert was one of the driving forces behind the Kings’ surprising competence this season. He mentored their young prospects, paid their fines, and ultimately emerged as the team’s clear cut 3-and-D contributor.