Exum (ankle) is expected to miss an "extended period of time," per Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. The oft-injured guard suffered this latest ailment Monday against Miami, leaving the game in the first half with what now looks to be a fairly severe sprained left ankle. Exum already missed extensive time earlier in the season with a knee issue, and he's dealt with several serious injuries through his first five NBA seasons. The No. 5 overall pick in 2014 has been limited to just 91 total games since the start of the 2017-18 campaign.
Exum (ankle) won't play in Wednesday's contest against Philadelphia, Sam Amico of SI.com reports. Exum suffered a sprained left ankle during the Cavs' win over the Heat on Monday and wasn't able to return. Moreover, the Australian will now miss his first game since Jan. 11, when he was tending to an illness. Matthew Dellavedova could see increased run as a result of Exum's absence versus the 76ers.
Exum won't return to Monday's game against the Heat due to a left ankle sprain, Joe Gabriele of the Cavaliers' official site reports. Exum limped off the court under his own power after suffering the injury, but the team has since ruled him out for the rest of the evening. Kevin Porter and J.P. Macura could see more time off the bench with Exum down for the night.
Exum generated 14 points (3-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and one block in Saturday's loss to Miami. Exum, who saw extended minutes again, managed to reach double figures for a second consecutive game. Although he's shot the ball well since joining Cleveland, Exum's been limited to 17.2 minutes per contest on average. Due to his relatively limited role, he's been unable to return consistent fantasy value and is averaging just 5.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Unless he can find his way to an increased workload, Exum's not a viable option beyond the deepest of leagues.
Exum will start Tuesday's game against New Orleans, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports. Exum is set to take the place of Darius Garland, who is getting the night off for rest purposes. This marks Exum's first start of the 2019-20 campaign.
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