With Sexton Out, How Will the Cavs Young Core Respond?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have played just 3 of their 11 games this season at home. Despite that, the Cavs currently sit at 7-4, good for 5th in the Eastern Conference. Their young core of Allen, Mobley, Garland, Okoro, and Sexton have shown flashes of what their individual futures may hold, and the future is bright. Unfortunately, Sexton’s immediate future has been put on hold after suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee last Sunday. Immediately after the injury, Sexton received an MRI that confirmed the tear and team doctors announced “Sexton will undergo additional evaluation after which time his status will be updated.” Currently Sexton is the team’s leading scorer averaging 16 PPG after setting a career high last year when he averaged 24.3 PPG. Of the Cavs’ young core, Sexton is the longest tenured, having been drafted in 2018, and has been a steady presence in the locker room. About Sexton’s injury, teammate Jarrett Allen said “It’s devastating for me as a friend, as a teammate, it’s hard to see him go down […] But, he’s going to definitely be with us. We’re going to go out there and match his energy and carry him with us.” 

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