Shumpert is out for Friday's preseason finale against the Trail Blazers, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports. Shumpert made his preseason debut Thursday, registering two points, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 19 minutes. The team will exercise caution Friday and sit him on the second half of a back-to-back set.
Shumpert (calf) posted two points (1-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt), four rebounds, one steal and one block across 19 minutes in the Kings' 132-93 preseason loss to the Jazz on Thursday. Shumpert was able to get his first taste of preseason action after dealing with a nagging calf injury for the last several weeks. The veteran only suited up for 14 games last season -- all with the Cavaliers -- and could serve as an important defensive component in the backcourt rotation in Sacramento this coming season. However, not much can be expected from him in the way of consistent offensive contributions.
Shumpert (calf) is in uniform and figures to play in Thursday's preseason game against Utah, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Shumpert figures to see minutes off the bench in what would be his first preseason action. If he does take the court Thursday, the Kings may hold him out as a precaution Friday, although it likely depends on how his calf responds.
Shumpert (calf) is listed as questionable for Thursday's preseason game against the Jazz, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports. Shumpert was cleared for practice on Tuesday, but it looks like the Kings may not be so quick to bring him back to in-game action. With the Kings closing out the preseason with back-to-back contests Thursday and Friday, chances are Shumpert will not play in both given the calf injury has plagued him for most of the offseason, but he should be considered a game-time call against Utah for now.
Shumpert (calf) has returned to health and was cleared for practice Tuesday, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Shumpert had been nursing a minor left calf injury, but he feels good and expects to take the court before the preseason comes to a close. The Kings are slated to play their final two exhibitions against Utah on Thursday and Portland on Friday, so the 28-year-old should see some playing time in one if not both games.
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