Collin Sexton

Collin Sexton

22-Year-Old GuardG
Cleveland Cavaliers
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Injury Knee
Est. Return 10/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Sexton is coming off a 2020-21 season, his third in the league, in which he continued to improve in most stat categories. His 24.3 points per game were good for 18th in the NBA. He also ranked 17th in field goal attempts -- a number that likely won't climb any higher. Sexton's aggressive style also paid off at the charity stripe, where he shot 81.5 percent and ranked 14th in free throws made. The third-year-guard missed 12 games, but he averaged 35.3 minutes per contest, which ranked 10th in the league. This is a long way of saying that while Sexton had a great third season, there may not be much more room for improvement. Fellow young guard Darius Garland has earned a similarly prominent role in the Cleveland offense. As Garland continues to improve, he will presumably take some playmaking duties from Sexton, who dished an impressive 4.4 dimes per game last season. The addition of No. 3 pick Evan Mobley -- and the absence of Andre Drummond -- hopefully means Cleveland will play a more up-tempo game. The Cavs ranked 25th in total possessions last season. Overall, there's a good chance Sexton can closely replicate last season's production, but fantasy managers probably shouldn't reach to acquire the Alabama product's services. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $8.83 million contract with the Cavaliers in July of 2018. Cavaliers exercised $4.99 million team option for 2020-21 in October of 2019. Cavaliers exercised $6.35 million team option for 2021-22 in December of 2020.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Collin Darnell Sexton was born in 1999 in Marietta, Georgia to Darnell and Gia Sexton. He attended Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, Georgia for his first two years before moving on to Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia. As a junior, Sexton averaged 28.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.1 steals. In his senior season, he posted 32.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.7 steals per game. As a result, Sexton was named 2017 First-Team All-State and Class 7A Player of the Year. He would also earn McDonald's All-American, Jordan Brand Classic, and Nike Hoop Summit invitations. Sexton also won MVP while representing the USA at the 2016 FIBA U-17 World Championships in Spain after averaging 17 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists. You can follow him on Twitter (@CollinSexton02). The highlight of Sexton's early college career was one of the strangest games in recent memory. Due to ejections, eliminations due to fouls, and injuries, Alabama had to play for 10 minutes against Minnesota with just three players. Sexton took over with a career-high 40 points and nearly helped the undermanned Crimson Tide to an early-season win. It was a hint of the type of scoring potential the 6-foot-3 guard possessed. Two weeks later, he would put 30 points on Arizona. Sexton caught fire at the end of the season. He scored at least 21 points in five straight games. He helped Alabama beat Texas A&M and Auburn in the SEC Tournament with a combined 58 points before being held to 21 points by Kentucky. Alabama was invited to the NCAA Tournament and beat Virginia Tech in the first round behind 25 points and six assists from Sexton. He averaged 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists before declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft, where he was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the eighth overall pick.

Out for season
GCleveland Cavaliers
Out For Season
November 19, 2021
Sexton (knee) underwent surgery Wednesday in Atlanta to repair a torn left meniscus and will miss the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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The season-ending injury is a tough blow for the Cavaliers and Sexton, who was playing on the final year of his rookie deal and was hopeful to work out a long-term extension. Before suffering the knee injury in a Nov. 7 loss to the Knicks, Sexton averaged 16.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 triples and 0.9 steals across 28.7 minutes per game in 11 outings. Ricky Rubio will presumably continue to start at point guard alongside Darius Garland in the backcourt going forward. Sexton will head into the offseason as a restricted free agent, affording the Cavaliers the right to match any offer sheet he might get from another team.
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Sexton is coming off a great second season in the league, in which he improved across the board. The Alabama product averaged 20.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting, 3.1 rebounds 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game. On top of that, Sexton was also accurate from beyond the arc, hitting 1.5 three-pointers per game on 38 percent shooting. He closed the season for Cleveland pre-pandemic on a hot streak, posting a career high with 41 points during a shorthanded March loss to the Celtics. The guard has been reliable, failing to miss a single game entering his third season. While the offensive numbers have been strong, it would be ideal to see a little improvement from Sexton in dishing out assists, so that his value stretches beyond points and effective percentages. On paper, Cleveland looks like one of the worst rosters in the league, so Sexton should still get plenty of opportunities as he looks to continue to prove himself as a young emerging player in the league.
The eighth overall pick in the 2018 draft, Sexton drew his first start on the 11th game of the 2018-19 campaign and never looked back. He played in all 82 games, leading the Cavaliers in total points (1,371) while shooting an impressive 40.2 percent from three and 83.9 percent from the charity stripe. Though Sexton showed off his scoring ability, racking up 27 performances with at least 20 points, he was a poor passer for a point guard. He dished five or more assists on only 12 occasions and averaged 2.3 turnovers to his 3.0 assists per game. Defense wasn't Sexton's strong suit, either, as he recorded just 44 steals on the year. Based on his first season, Sexton projects to be a score-first guard, though his 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame isn't made for a shift to shooting guard. Early indications are that Sexton and 6-foot-2, 174-pound rookie Darius Garland will share the backcourt together, so the two may divvy up ballhandling responsibilities. Ultimately, until Sexton develops as a passer and defender, his fantasy value is relatively minimal given his limited contributions outside of scoring.
In just one year of college ball, Sexton was able to generate national attention with his play at Alabama. He started 32-of-33 games despite being a freshman and wound up with averages of 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 0.9 steals across 29.9 minutes. He wasn't the most efficient player when considering his position and shot just 44.7 percent from the field, 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line. Still, his athleticism, aggressiveness and passion, as well as his impressive ability to create for himself as a scorer, won over the Cavaliers and ultimately earned him a selection with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. His situation with Cleveland should be a positive when considering his Fantasy value. George Hill and Jordan Clarkson currently present some potential roadblocks to playing time, but with superstar LeBron James leaving in free agency, it wouldn't be surprising if the team turned their attention to Sexton and his development. While it may take some to get accustomed to the NBA level and gain the trust with his teammates, look for Sexton to become a relevant Fantasy option as the season progresses. There are some concerns with his size (6-foot-2) and his ability to act as a facilitator rather than just a scorer, but again, the Cavaliers could throw him in the fire early considering his upside. While efficiency issues and turnovers could hurt his value at times, look for Sexton to be an intriguing dynasty draft pick and also a potential high-risk, high-reward type of player in later rounds of other standard drafts.
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Out indefinitely
GCleveland Cavaliers
Out For Season
November 8, 2021
Sexton was diagnosed Monday with a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Getting knee checked out
GCleveland Cavaliers
Out For Season
November 8, 2021
Sexton is scheduled to undergo further evaluation on his left knee Monday in Cleveland, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Will not return Sunday
GCleveland Cavaliers
Out For Season
November 7, 2021
Sexton left Sunday's contest early with a knee injury and will not return to the game, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Bounces back in win
GCleveland Cavaliers
November 3, 2021
Sexton provided 21 points (8-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's 107-104 win over the Trail Blazers. He also had five turnovers.
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Struggles with shooting touch
GCleveland Cavaliers
November 1, 2021
Sexton scored 17 points (5-17 FG, 1-5 3PT, 6-8 FT) alongside seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes Monday against the Hornets.
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