Cavs forward Dekker out 2-4 weeks with ankle sprain

Cavaliers forward Sam Dekker is playing a career-high 19 minutes a night in his first season with the team.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Sam Dekker suffered a sprained ankle and will miss two-to-four weeks while the injury heals, the team announced in a news release.

Dekker was starting in place of Kevin Love, lost four at least six weeks following surgery on his left foot. Dekker’s absence could mean more minutes for Cavs veteran Channing Frye, who has been in and out (mostly out) of the rotation for the first 10 games.

Dekker was acquired in an offseason trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. The third-year forward is averaging 6.3 points and playing a career-high 19 minutes a game.

The Cavs are 1-9 entering Wednesday’s home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.