In the aftermath of Kawhi Leonard's ankle injury, one that helped the Golden State Warriors rally from a 25-point deficit in the second half to steal Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs and led to subsequent chatter about the league's role in protecting players, Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman Shumpert believes there are already enough rules favoring offense. "Trust me, we don't need the league putting in any more fouls and advantages for offensive players," Shumpert said following the Cavaliers' practice Monday afternoon. "We don't need it. If you take a contest out of the game, come on. "I just think it's an unfortunate position for a ref to be in to have to see that. It's not really a call you can make. You're trying to watch to make sure there's no contact up high. A guy rolls his ankle, it's incidental. It happens in this game."
Iman Shumpert says Zaza Pachulia's play is 'part of the game,' believes offense has enough advantages
Cleveland Plain Dealer | May 16