Cleveland Cavaliers security guard Dante Exum drives against New York Knicks security guard Elfrid Payton in the first half of the game. Joshua Gunter, Cleveland. com
ORLANDO, Fla. – Cleveland Cavaliers security guard Dante Exum was rushed to the locker room less than a minute into the game against the Orlando Magic on Monday night in what the team calls a strain on the right calf. He won’t return.
Exum, who competed for the third year in a row instead of the injured Isaac Okoro, tried to get a Larry Nance Jr. to bypass. Screen and then fell to the floor in severe pain and immediately grabbed his right lower leg. It was a non-contact injury.
After hobbling on the bench and unable to put weight on his leg, Exum was examined by trainer Steve Spiro. Eventually Exum received locker room support.
Early Monday morning, after the team’s shootaround, head coach J. . B.. . Bickerstaff spoke about the importance of exum.
« We thought Dante was a senior defender since we had him, » said Bickerstaff. “He did an excellent job in the training camp. He is a versatile defender. We thought he would be a good match for Darius (Garland) and Collin (Sexton), and that’s because – because he can protect one of those matchups when he’s on the ground. ”
In six games this season, Exum averages 4. 6 points, 3. 4 rebounds and 2. 6 templates in 23. 0 minutes.
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