Cleveland’s Dante Exum out 1-2 months with right calf strain

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This is a far, far better outcome than it looked like when it happened.

Cleveland’s Dante Exum will be out a month or two with a strained right calf, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

This was when it happened — Exum’s reaction had everyone fearing an Achilles injury.

Exum is averaging more than 19 minutes a night in Cleveland, giving the Cavs 3.8 points a night with a couple of assists and a couple of rebounds.

Exum began the season coming off the bench but was forced into a starting role Monday due to Darius Garland‘s shoulder injury. Reserve point guard Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) also is out of action right now.