Nissan #ProJackets Basketball Report

Favors' goal in the off-season is to lose 20 pounds and improve his three-point shooting.
May 18, 2017

By Wiley Ballard -

Iman Shumpert and the Cleveland Cavaliers downed top-seeded Boston in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night … Derrick Favors sets goals for the summer before his eighth professional season … Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat are burying the hatchet before parting ways this offseason … All of that and more can be found in this week’s Nissan #ProJackets Basketball Report.

 

Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat have reportedly mended their strained relationship in the past few weeks. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports that there’s been “direct contact between Bosh and the top of the organization.” The Heat will release Bosh during the offseason with two years remaining on his contract.

 

Derrick Favors concluded the most “difficult season of his professional life” 10 days ago in a home loss to Golden State. The forward battled nagging leg injuries and continuous back pain while missing more than 30 regular season games. Favors states his goal for the offseason is to lose 20 pounds and improve his three-point shooting. The guard will head home to Atlanta before beginning his eighth NBA season this fall.


 

 

 

Iman Shumpert and the Cleveland Cavaliers seized Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals with authority Wednesday night. In 24 minutes Shumpert scored three points, but his defensive prowess continues to earn praise from head coach Tyronn Lue. The lockdown defender suggested that his journey into fatherhood has helped him strengthen his focus saying, “there’s no feeling like having your child look at the screen if they’re not there or being at the game and just seeing their father play.” The guard also gave his take on the Western Conference’s escalating drama following Kawhi Leonard’s knee injury. When asked about the Zaza Pachulia’s controversial close out, Shumpert exonerated the technique explaining, “We don’t need the league putting in any more fouls and advantages for offensive players… A guy rolls his ankle, it’s incidental. It happens in this game.” It’s hardly an unreasonable take from Shumpert who’s made a living making opposing shooters uncomfortable. The Cavaliers will again take the parquet floor Friday night in Boston for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals at 8:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

 

  PLAYER SEASON STATS TEAM RECORD
 CHRIS BOSH, F
 Miami Heat
 Number:
1
 NBA Experience: 
13 seasons
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2002-03
 Hometown: Lancaster, Texas
 Status: INJURED
 n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
 41-41 record
9th Eastern (12 GB)
Streak: n/a
Last 10: n/a
 WILL BYNUM, G
 Windy City Bulls (D-League)
 Number:
12
 NBA Experience: 
8 seasons
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-05
 Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
 Status: ACTIVE
 14.0 ppg
2.7 rpg
6.5 apg
40.7 FG%
 23-27 record
7th Eastern (16 GB)
Streak: n/a
Last 10: n/a
 DERRICK FAVORS, F
 Utah Jazz
 Number:
15
 NBA Experience: 
5 seasons
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-10
 Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
 Status: ACTIVE
  9.6 ppg
6.1 rpg
1.1 apg
48.7 FG%
  51-31 record
5th Western (16 GB)
2nd round: lost, 4-0
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 MARCUS GEORGES-HUNT, F
 Orlando Magic
 Number:
13
 NBA Experience: 
Rookie D-League/NBA
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-16
 Hometown: College Park, Ga.
 Status: ACTIVE
  2.5
2.5
0.5
28.6 FG%
 29-53 record
13th Eastern (24 GB)
Streak: n/a
Last 10: n/a
 JARRETT JACK, F
 Brooklyn Nets
 Number:
0
 NBA Experience: 
10 seasons
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2002-05
 Hometown: Fort Washington, Md.
 Status: FREE AGENT
 n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
 n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
 ANTHONY MORROW, G
 Chicago Bulls
 Number:
11
 NBA Experience: 
7 seasons
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2004-08
 Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
 Status: ACTIVE
 5.5 ppg
0.6 rpg
0.5 apg
30.3 3PFG%
 41-41 record
8th Eastern (12 GB)
1st round: lost, 4-2
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 IMAN SHUMPERT, G
 Cleveland Cavaliers
 Number:
21
 NBA Experience: 
4 seasons
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-11
 Hometown: Oak Park, Ill.
 Status: ACTIVE
 7.4 ppg
2.9 rpg
1.4 apg
41.2 FG%
 51-31 record
2nd Eastern (2 GB)
Eastern finals: lead, 1-0
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 THADDEUS YOUNG, F
 Brooklyn Nets
 Number:
30
 NBA Experience: 
8 seasons
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
 Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
 Status: ACTIVE
 11.6 ppg
6.0 rpg
1.7 apg
52.7 FG%
 42-40
7th Eastern (11 GB)
1st round: lost, 4-0
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