Coming into the 2021-22 season, Collin Sexton of the Cleveland Cavaliers was playing for a new contract. The former lottery pick has been spectacular to this point in his career, but hadn’t quite proven he was worth a max contract.
Sexton has been a major contributor for the Cavs to this point in the season, helping them earn a record of 9-8. However, his season will now be cut short.
As first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Sexton will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on left meniscus tear.
This is a huge blow to Cleveland, who will be losing a dynamic scorer in the final year of his current contract. Through 11 games this season, Sexton averaged 16.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
This summer will be interesting for the 22-year-old, as he’ll ink a new contract, whether with the Cavaliers or another team.