Collin Sexton
Collin Sexton
22-Year-Old GuardG
Cleveland Cavaliers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. 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

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).

College/International Summary

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.

Another big scoring night
GCleveland Cavaliers
April 19, 2021
Sexton scored 28 points (12-20 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal across 38 minutes in Monday's loss to the Pistons.
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Sexton shot well from all areas of the floor to continue an impressive scoring stretch, as he's averaged 25.4 points across his last ten games. He also found found ways to contribute across the rest of the box score, matching a season-high in rebounds and reaching at least four assists for the fourth time in his last six contests. Sexton's defensive contributions were also welcomed, though this effort marked only the fourth time in his career he's blocked multiple shots in a game.
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2019

Sexton appeared in and started all 65 games for the Cavaliers during the coronavirus-shortened 2019-20 regular season. He set per-game career highs in points (20.8), rebounds (3.1) and steals (1.0) while also averaging 3.0 assists. Sexton also improved via career marks in field-goal percentage (47.2) and free-throw percentage (84.6) while hitting 38.0 percent of his threes. The young guard drained 1.5 three-pointers per game. In the NBA ranks at the March 12th sports stoppage, Sexton was 13th in total minutes (2,143), fourth in two-point field goal attempts (831) and 18th in points (1,349). Sexton arguably had his best all-around performance of the season Mar. 2 during a game against the Jazz. In 39 minutes, he accumulated 32 points (11-17 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT), five rebounds, three assists and three steals. It was one of his five games with at least 30 points, one of his eight games with at least four made threes, one of his 13 games with at least five rebounds and one of his 35 contests with at least three assists. Two nights later, the second-year guard scored a career-high 41 points, plus added six dimes, three boards and one steal, during a home loss to the Celtics. In his last eight games before the March 12th stoppage, Sexton averaged 28.1 points, 4.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.3 made threes per contest.

2018

Sexton made his NBA debut in 2018 and quickly established himself as the starting point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers. By the end of the 2018-2019 season, he started 72 of the Cavs' 82 games. And Sexton proved durable, having played in all of Cleveland's 82 matches. On Nov. 24, he registered a career-high 29 points against the Houston Rockets, leading his squad to a 117-108 upset. A few weeks later, on Dec. 8, the rookie duplicated that feat with another 29-point performance to power the Cavs to a 116-101 victory over the Wizards. For the season, Sexton averaged 16.7 points per game and scored 1,371 total points. Late in the season, he went on a scoring run and became the first rookie since Tim Duncan to break the 23-point barrier in seven-straight games. On Mar. 8, he sank his 76th three pointer of the year, breaking Kyrie Irving's Cavs rookie record for made treys. Sexton went on to finish the season with 119 made threes. In addition to scoring, he led his team with 243 assists and 2,605 minutes played. Sexton's Cavaliers ended the season at 19-63 and did not qualify for the playoffs. Sexton was later named to the 2018-19 All-Rookie Second Team.

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Transaction History
  • June 21, 2018
    Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round (eighth overall pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
  • July 4, 2018
    Signed a two-year, $8.83 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • October 29, 2019
    Cleveland Cavaliers exercised $4.99 million team option for 2021-22.
  • December 23, 2020
    Cleveland Cavaliers exercised $6.35 million team option for 2021-22.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
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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Scores 30 in return
GCleveland Cavaliers
April 15, 2021
Sexton scored 30 points (10-19 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 7-10 FT) with four rebounds and two assists in a 119-101 loss to the Warriors on Thursday.
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Cleared to play
GCleveland Cavaliers
April 15, 2021
Sexton (groin) is available for Friday's game against the Warriors, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Questionable vs. Warriors
GCleveland Cavaliers
Groin
April 15, 2021
Sexton (groin) is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Warriors, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Will not play Wednesday
GCleveland Cavaliers
Groin
April 14, 2021
Sexton (groin) will not play in Wednesday's game against Charlotte, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
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Questionable Wednesday
GCleveland Cavaliers
Groin
April 13, 2021
Sexton (groin) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Hornets.
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