October 6, 2020, 11:13 amCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs had high hopes for last season’s starting backcourt of Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, but that doesn’t mean that the franchise is entirely sold on anything, according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.
The report adds that Cleveland obviously needs more time to evaluate the pairing, recognizing the many circumstances that went into Garland’s rookie-year struggles, even though it’s hard to see the two undersized guards working unless the Cavs surround them with quality defenders. Sexton seemed to get better in his sophomore year, leading the Cavs in scoring at 20.8 points to go along with 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Garland meanwhile did show some flashes but he also resembled a 20-year old very much trying to find his role in the NBA. The Cavs had a disastrous season and finished 19-46 last season, the worst record in the Eastern Conference and second-worst in the entire league, so it’s likely that the current roster stays on a short lease.
September 2, 2020, 9:17 amCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com is reporting that the Cavs are not entirely on the same page and are currently having a healthy debate over who should be the top guard/forward, or swingman-type, on their draft board.
The candidates are Auburn's Isaac Okoro, Israel's Deni Avdija and Florida State's Devin Vassell, as each one of them is expected to be available in the 4-7 range. The Cavs have some time to figure it out since the NBA Draft is at least one month away, very tentatively scheduled for the middle of October. Cleveland could also consider trading the pick entirely, either in a package for a proven young veteran, or for a pick somewhere lower in the draft, or a combination of both and rumors should intensify as we get closer to the draft night.
August 25, 2020, 8:22 amCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
According to Sam Amico of SI, it’s too early to say what the Cavs have planned for the draft, but one opposing executive insists that they don't really want to bring in another young unknown.
The Cavs are coming off a second consecutive 19-win season and owner Dan Gilbert wants the team to start winning some games and generating interest. Cleveland started a second-year player in Collin Sexton and a rookie in Darius Garland in the backcourt for most of this past season, while rookie guard Kevin Porter Jr. became one of their key reserves and the team continues to wait for the debut of injured 2019 first-round pick Dylan Windler. Uncertainty surrounds the entire draft at the moment, while commissioner Adam Silver recently said he doesn't even know when next season will begin. Many around the league seem to believe the draft, tentatively scheduled for October 16th, still will be held before November 1st, and it remains to see what the Cavs do after failing to get a top-3 pick in the lottery.
Source: Sports Illustrated
July 8, 2020, 3:53 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton entered standard league relevance (83/107 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues) in 2019-20, averaging 20.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.5 threes and 2.4 turnovers in 33.0 minutes.
Sexton was able to enter the standard league conversation this season due to improvements in scoring (+4.1) and steals (+0.5). His biggest improvement from a fantasy perspective season over season was the increase in field goal percentage from .430 to .472. Sexton can continue to rise in the fantasy rankings if he can continue to improve on his percentages. It remains unclear if the team plans to keep Sexton and Darius Garland in the backcourt long-term or if they plan to move one of their young guards for help on the wing.
March 10, 2020, 10:37 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton's superb run continued on Tuesday night as the sophomore piled up 26 points, eight assists, a steal and a block on 12-of-16 shooting.
Sexton appears to be putting it all together. He's even starting to string together some games with not-insignificant output in assists, and with his sudden run of efficiency he's also emerged as far more than an empty scorer. This version of Sexton is a legitimate middle-round threat and he should remain locked into all lineups going forward.
March 7, 2020, 10:45 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton scored 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting with six rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 104-102 win vs. the Nuggets on Saturday.
Sexton has been on fire over the past six games, averaging 28.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.8 threes while shooting .559 from the field. Sexton will cool off, but he's a top-75 player over the past month and looks like a good chance to finish with top-100 value the rest of the way. The big knock on Sexton has always been his lack of production outside of points, but his recent play shows some signs of improvement in other areas.
March 4, 2020, 9:54 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton's season-high 41 points came up just short for the Cavs in Wednesday's 112-106 loss to the Celtics.
Sexton was 17-for-30 from the field and tagged on three rebounds, six assists and a steal in the contest. He has started to add more dimension to his game recently and has been rewarded with a spot in the top-65 players over the last two months. He is more than just a plus in the scoring column now.
March 2, 2020, 9:20 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton scored a game-high 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting while adding five rebounds, three assists, three steals and four triples in Monday's 113-126 loss to the Jazz.
Sexton continues to improve with each game and it's great to see him get it done against a tough defensive matchup. He's hot right now and there's a chance he cools off soon, but for now you have to ride the wave.
February 28, 2020, 11:01 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton led the charge on Friday with 31 points (11-of-20 shooting), four rebounds, three assists, a steal and six 3-pointers in a road loss to the Pelicans.
Sexton's plenty capable of big scoring lines, and lately he's been shooting well enough to deliver middle-round value despite paltry contributions in assists and steals. Over the last two weeks he's at .474 from the field, which has him sitting pretty in the top-75/100 (8/9-cat). He'll float back down towards late-round value when the next shooting slump hits but for now Sexton belongs in all lineups. The last time he failed to hit double digit points was December 20.
February 26, 2020, 9:42 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton continued to pour on the points on Wednesday, leading the Cavs to a 94-108 victory over the Sixers, ending the game with 28 points (9-16 FG, 2-3 3PT, 8-9 FT), one rebound, two assists and two steals.
Sexton continues to collect points, but his lack of consistent contribution in any other category is what has held him back. Tonight's two steals were a glimmer of hope, but shouldn't be counted on in every contest. Over the last couple of months, Sexton has been a top-70 player, anchored by his scoring and free throw shooting.
February 21, 2020, 10:27 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton was a points machine in the Cavs' win over the Wizards on Friday with a team-high 25 points (8-of-17 FGs, 7-of-10 FTs), two rebounds, two assists and two treys.
Sexton's lack of assists and steals on a regular basis has been the biggest roadblock on his path to fantasy relevance. He's more of a points contributor and not much else on most nights. But at 25 points tonight, he's still an end-of-bench guy in standard leagues.
February 15, 2020, 12:00 amCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton played 20 minutes Friday in the Rising Stars game in Chicago, putting up 21 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Sexton was not pleased about being left off the original roster for Team USA. He got an opportunity due to Tyler Herro's injury and had a good showing Friday evening. He has been very consistent thus far, holding top-125 value on the season and ranks in the top-75 over the past two months. Keep running him out there.
February 5, 2020, 10:31 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton led the Cavs in scoring on Wednesday, netting 23 points on 9-of-18 shooting, while adding three rebounds and two assists.
Sexton has always been able to score the ball, and if he can consistently add other components to his game, he'll rise up the rankings quickly. Kevin Porter Jr. also chipped in 13 points in 31 minutes off the bench, while tacking on four rebounds and three assists. Both are promising young talents for those in dynasty leagues.
February 3, 2020, 10:35 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton stayed hot despite a 134-139 overtime loss to the Knicks on Monday as he posted 29 points (11-of-22 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.
Sexton has been on fire lately. And while his percentage will have to come down at some point, he appears to be turning the corner. He's put up second-round value over the last two weeks, and his days outside the top-150 certainly seem to been at an end. Kevin Porter continued his scoring success with 12 points (4-of-8 FGs, 2-of-6 FTs) in 24 minutes, but he still isn't a must-add in 12-team leagues.
February 1, 2020, 10:49 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton was active on Saturday, recording a game-high 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting with two rebounds, four assists, three steals and three triples in 33 minutes.
Sexton is normally a dry, vanilla guard, who only is good for some points and a sprinkling of assists. His impressive two-way performance tonight shows he's got room to improve in so many other areas. He's just inside the top-140 on the season but could be a post-ASB breakout candidate if he keeps this up.