Free agent guard Shumpert declines offer from Rockets

Veteran shooting guard Iman Shumpert spent last season with the Kings and Rockets.

Free agent guard Iman Shumpert has rejected a contract offer and won’t be attending the team’s veteran minicamp in Last Vegas, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

A source told Ben Stinar of Amico Hoops that the Rockets “reneged” on their initial offer and Shumpert is seeking other options.

Shumpert, 29, is 6-foot-5 and began last season with the Sacramento Kings. He was traded to the Rockets in three-team February deal that also involved the Cavaliers. He averaged 4.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 20 somewhat limited appearances with the Rockets.

Shumpert has not drawn a great deal of interest with just two weeks remaining before the start of training camps. But that could change should teams look to add an experienced player in the backcourt.

Shumpert has also played for the Cavaliers and New York Knicks, winning a championship with the Cavs in 2016.

Veterans such as shooting guard Nick Young, Raymond Felton and others are expected to attend the Rockets’ minicamp.