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Sam Dekker to miss 2-4 weeks with ankle injury

The Cavs are down another forward.

NBA: Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cavs are down another forward.

On Tuesday, the Cavs announced in a press release that Sam Dekker, who had been starting for the injured Kevin Love, will be out 2-4 weeks with an injured left ankle.

Dekker injured his ankle in the third quarter of the Cavs’ 102-100 loss to the Magic on Monday. He underwent an MRI once back in Cleveland that confirmed the injury. For the year, he is averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, five of which have been starters.

Right now, it is unclear who Larry Drew will turn to fill Dekker’s minutes. David Nwaba would seem to be the next man up, and Kyle Korver could see more minutes too. Ante Zizic, if Drew wanted to go bigger, would be another option. Either way, the Cavs are not going to be playing lineups with a more traditional power forward for at least a few weeks with Dekker joining Love on the injured list.