Cleveland’s point guard corps has met the wrath of the basketball gods. Dante Exum will miss at least a month, and likely more, with a strained calf (that looked a lot worse than that when it happened). Matthew Dellavedova is out with a concussion.
Now, starter Darius Garland is going to miss at least a week with a sprained shoulder, the Cavaliers announced. Garland suffered the injury against Atlanta on Jan. 2 and did not play Monday night because of it, then had an MRI on Tuesday.
Garland is averaging 17.2 points per game (second-most on the team) and 6.3 assists a game. He has taken a step forward with his game this season and been solid for the Cavs at the point.
The shorthanded Cavaliers are in the midst of a six-game road trip with games against Orlando and Milwaukee still ahead.