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Dante Exum has been traded by the Cavaliers to the Rockets as part of James Harden’s deal to the Nets.
Exum will remain sidelined until early March due to a strained right calf. The possibility of him finding a viable role in the Rocket's rotation once he is healthy isn't likely, as the Rockets bolster a relatively deep-back court. This season Exum has averaged 19.4 minutes of playing time, 3.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.3 blocks while shooting 38.5 percent from the floor and 18.2 percent from beyond the arc. With this kind of production, it is safe to fade him in all fantasy formats at this time.
Cavaliers guard Dante Exum is expected to be sidelined for one-to-two months after being diagnosed with a strained right calf.
Exum suffered the injury shortly after tip-off in Monday's loss to the Magic and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game. With injuries beginning to pile up for the Cavs', Cedi Osman and Damyean Dotson should be given all the minutes they can handle moving forward.
Dante Exum exited early from the match against the Magic after suffering a strained right calf shortly following the tip-off.
In five games this year, Exum has averaged 23.1 minutes of playing time, 4.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game while shooting 38.5 percent from the floor and 18.2 percent from beyond the arc. With his early exit, the Cavaliers will have to depend on a combination of Collin Sexton and Damyean Dotson to hold down a significantly depleted back-court. If you invested in Saxton for your DFS line-ups, you might have just scored the best value play of the night, given the fact that he is pretty much the last man standing.
Cavaliers' guard Dante Exum participated in the team's morning shootaround and is expected to play Saturday vs. Pistons'.
A hip strain forced Exum to miss the Cavaliers season opener on Wednesday, though his participation in shootaround is a good indicator that he will return. He will likely come off the bench in relief of Darius Garland and Collin Sexton to begin the year for Cleveland.
Dante Exum has been ruled out for the Cavs season opener against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday with a hip strain.
Exum along with Matthew Dellavedova, Kevin Porter Jr., and Kevin Love are all ruled out for Wednesday's opener. The shorthanded Cavs will rely heavily on Darius Garland and Collin Sexton to power their backcourt. Exum is not on the fantasy radar for now.