Eastern Notes: Exum, Curry, Boucher, Warren

The Cavaliers have plugged Dante Exum into the role of defensive stopper, according to Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. New head coach J.B. Bickerstaff used Exum to help hold Atlanta star guard Trae Young to 16 points on Saturday. “I think (Dante) is a heck of a defender,” Bickerstaff said. “He’s extremely intelligent. He’s got great length. And he’s committed to trying to go out and get the job done.” Exum, who is making $9.6MM this season, will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

We have more from the Eastern Conference:

  • Seth Curry appears to be headed to a career year with Sixers distributor Ben Simmons feeding him the ball. HoopsHype’s Bryan Kalbrosky breaks down how well they’re playing together in the early going. Acquired in a trade with the Mavericks, Curry is averaging 16.2 PPG while knocking down 51.5% of his 3-point attempts.
  • The Raptors are looking at Chris Boucher as the primary backup at power forward to Pascal Siakam, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star writes. Normally used at center despite being 6’9”, Boucher has recently played alongside centers Aron Baynes and Alex Len. “We really need some depth there, so it’s good to see that he’s been able to make a transition, kind of on a need basis,” coach Nick Nurse said. “Now it might be something we can count on.”
  • Pacers forward T.J. Warren faces a long recovery from his foot injury, as Scott Agness of Fieldhouse Files details. One of the team’s top offensive threats, Warren is dealing with a small navicular left foot stress fracture that will require surgery.
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16 thoughts on “Eastern Notes: Exum, Curry, Boucher, Warren

  1. Little_Dunker_45

    I crapped all over the Cavs the other day (pun intended), but I like Bickerstaff. Wish them luck.

  2. 13Morgs13

    The sixers look like legit contenders in the East. The roster has so much more balance.

  3. Marty McRae

    How are both the Curry brothers massively underrated at different levels?

    • Little_Dunker_45

      The article is about him being good. How did you draw the conclusion that he’s underrated?

      Or did you just come here to say “Curry is the best” then wait for people to argue with you about it. Then call them trolls when they disagree?

      I’ll wait…

      • Marty McRae

        (note to rest of those reading, I said I would never reply to this toxic poster trolling everyone on this site again, which I technically am not doing here. I am just showing everyone what a coward he is by writing “I’ll wait” when he knows I wont actually reply to him. Ok, back to the bad takes and bad vibes he brings to every post.)

        • harden (mvp),wall, and wood

          Nice try Morty (in my best Rick Sanchez voice).

          Tell us, how exactly is Steph “massively underrated”?

          I too will wait…..and wait…..ad nauseam

        • harden (mvp),wall, and wood

          I guess since Curry scored 62 points the other night he is now better than even LeBron and Michael Jordan in the eyes of Warrior fans?

          • KnickerbockerAl

            Cause he plays both ways. He plays team ball. He’s not a diva. And I could go another 10 but. Yes he’s much better than Har en.
            I gotta a question? When Har en wants to dream about a ring and look at one. Who do you think he calls . KD ? Bron ? Curry ? Kawhi ? JR ?

  4. Curtisrowe

    So a “career yeae: for Curry is averaging 16 a game? I guess it is all relative.

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