The Cleveland Cavaliers have some significant decisions coming up as they look to pivot from rebuilding to ascending. They have a talented young core in place across the positional spectrum, and now they need to determine how to transform into something beautiful.
Not all of the players currently on the team or in the rotation will be a part of the next successful Cavs team; that’s just unreasonable to expect. Most good teams go through some painful changes to reach their final form. Even some of the current faces of the franchise, such as Collin Sexton, are not locks to be on this roster long-term.
Collin Sexton is a talented young guard capable of scoring in bunches. What is the best and worst-case scenario for his season with the Cavs?
That makes this season incredibly important to evaluate, and it puts a lot of pressure on Sexton to play his best. Last year in a no-stakes environment he took a major step forward and was a top-20 scorer in the league. Does he take another step forward this year, or does that pressure prove to hold him back and cast his future into doubt?
The Cavs like Sexton a lot, and he has blossomed as a scorer thus far while leaving open some significant questions about his playmaking and defense. What does it look like if Sexton puts those concerns to rest this year? Let’s start with the best-case scenario for the fourth-year guard.