The Cleveland Cavaliers may be getting back Collin Sexton come the spring.
The Cleveland Cavaliers may have some reinforcements coming after all, and no trades will have to be made to get them. There is now some belief that Collin Sexton, the Cavs combo guard who’s been out most of the season due to torn meniscus in his knees, could be back in time for the playoffs.
Well, that’s the hope anyway.
According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, who was part of a Zoom interview with Sexton, the fourth-year player is progressing well, and a return to the team for the postseason isn’t out of the question.
"I’m doing good. I’m on schedule. I’m feeling good mentally and physically. The mental part was going to be huge for me. At the end of the day, you continue to put in the work and continue to grind and put in the time and everything else is going to work out, so the mental part has been what I’ve been focused on.…When we make the postseason, we will see. Definitely will see."
A Collin Sexton playoff return would be huge for the Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers would be very lucky to get Collin Sexton back for the postseason. Especially if he’s open to coming off the bench. The second unit is struggling right now, with Kevin Love being the only reliable, consistent offense game-in and game-out. Whatever issues Darius Garland has had shooting the ball is clearly contagious as Cedi Osman has also gone cold from three, after a great start to the season.
Ricky Rubio’s injury has also affected the efficacy of the unit, and while Rajon Rondo has added a much-needed punch off the bench, the fact is that the rest of the unit is lacking in ball-handling playmakers.
Rondo can’t shoot, never could and while Dean Wade and Lamar Stevens are good bigs who add a pop to the defense, their offensive outputs can be shaky at best sometimes.
The starting five of Garland, Isaac Okoro, Lauri Markkanen, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen are among the best in the league, and Sexton’s return to the lineup would only cause too evil. Sexton’s not a good defensive player and the starting five’s best trait is its defense. So a bench role for Sexton would be ideal for his skill set and the team’s needs.
Plus, it also helps limit the time on the court, just in case his knee isn’t fully back yet.