With the NBA season now concluded and free agency just weeks away, players and teams will have to begin making decisions on their options. One of those players is Sacramento Kings guard Iman Shumpert, who will pick up his $11M player option for the 2018-19 season according to Yahoo’s Shams Charania:
Sacramento Kings guard Iman Shumpert has opted into his $11M player option for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 8, 2018
Shumpert didn’t even suit up for Sacramento after being dealt to them by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team deadline-day trade that included the Utah Jazz. The Kings also landed Joe Johnson, who they would cut, and a Miami Heat draft pick via the Cavs.
Shumpert failed to be active for a single Sacramento game due to his recovery from knee and foot injuries but is expected to be healthy going into next season. Though the Kings are in the middle of their rebuild process following the DeMarcus Cousins era, playing time may be sparse for Shumpert, considering they are likely more focused on developing their younger wings Bogdan Bogdanovic, Buddy Hield, and Justin Jackson.
Iman Shumpert will be the second veteran to opt in this season for the Kings after center Kosta Koufos did the same a month or so ago.