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

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JANUARY 04: Dante Exum #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to an injury in the first half against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on January 04, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

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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.