If Collin Sexton’s injury had been known for almost two weeks, his downtime was not. It is now done, since ESPN reports that the back of the Cavaliers, operated for his tear in a meniscus in the left knee, will not find the floors before next season.
A huge blow for Cleveland, which will therefore have to continue its quest for the playoffs without its top scorer in the last two campaigns. He who remained on the best year of his career in 2020/21, with his 24.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists on average, at 48% on shots, 37% at 3-points and 82% on throws (in 35 minutes ).
Without Collin Sexton (nearly 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists on average this season, in 29 minutes and 45% on shots), it is the young Isaac Okoro who will recover, as in recent days, the position of full back holder of the Cavs, while Ricky Rubio has also seen his responsibilities increase.
Free agent in July 2022
While waiting for the returns of Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley or Lauri Markkanen, the franchise of Ohio will have to unite collectively, not to fall further in the standings (currently on three defeats in a row), after his start as attractive as surprising (8th in the East, with nine wins and eight losses, to date).
For Collin Sexton, on the other hand, this almost white year could not have come at a worse time, since he was preparing to become a “free agent” (protected or not) next summer, for the first time in his career. It remains to be seen what the repercussions of this injury will be on his future contract, so …