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Iman Shumpert out until about start of regular season due sprained foot

Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day

INDEPENDENCE, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Iman Shumpert #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Iman Shumpert injured his foot earlier in the week and the smart money was on the Cavaliers being cautious in bringing him back. This is preseason, why push him out there.

The Cavaliers announced that Shumpert has a sprained foot and will be sidelined 7-10 days, until just about the start of the regular season so he can get right.

The Cavaliers also have been without LeBron James due to a sprained ankle through the last two games of the preseason. Of course, they will be without Isaiah Thomas for a couple of months into the season (the rumors are a January return). Throw in some shifting lineups — Kevin Love starting at center — and it could take a little time for the Cavaliers to come together this season.

That said, they are still the favorites in the East. After seven straight trips to the Finals, nobody should bet against LeBron until he actually doesn’t make the Finals.