Sexton recorded 16 points (6-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds and three assists across 31 minutes Wednesday against Boston. Sexton continued his recent stretch of solid play, knocking down 40.0 percent of his field goals and two threes for the second straight contest. The 20-year-old rookie has been contributing as much as can be expected on a struggling Cavs roster depleted by injuries, averaging 14.0 points, 3.6 boards and 2.6 assists in his preceding five matchups.
Sexton had 18 points (7-17 FG, 2-6 3PT, 2-3 FT) in Monday's loss to Chicago. Sexton continues to score at a decent rate -- he's reached double-digits in every game since Dec. 28 -- but efficiency has been an issue, and his season-long field goal percentage is creeping closer to 40 percent. Monday marked the seventh straight game in which Sexton failed to hit better than 50 percent of his attempts. He also failed to record an assist in 29 minutes and added only three rebounds and two steals.
Sexton turned in 10 points (4-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven assists, four rebounds and a steal across 33 minutes in Saturday's 124-102 loss to the Nuggets. Sexton's development is key to Cleveland's rebuilding effort, so the organization will give him every opportunity to succeed while assuming the risk and growing pains associated with a first-unit rookie point guard. Sexton's raw talent is apparent, but appears impatient often and doesn't let plays develop, which results in some turnovers and errant shots. The 20-year old is still a viable scoring option and has value in most seasonal formats.
Sexton poured in 17 points (7-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT) and added three rebounds, three assists and one steal across 33 minutes in the Cavaliers' 101-95 win over the Lakers on Sunday. The rookie put together his second-best shooting night since Dec. 12, which led to his highest point total in the seven contests he's played since the calendar flipped to 2019. Sexton's overall shooting continues to be a work in progress, but he's been an excellent source of three-point production in January, generating an impressive 47.8 percent success rate from behind the arc on an average of 3.3 attempts per game. While not yet much of a facilitator at this point in his career, the 2018 first-round pick is partly making up for his shortfall in assists with a solid average of 14.6 points across his first 44 games (34 starts).
Sexton scored 14 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and totaled a rebound along with four assists over 30 minutes Tuesday against the Pacers. Sexton is off to a steady start to the new year, scoring 12 or more points in each of the first four games in January. Although his scoring is relatively consistent for a rookie, he hasn't been able to add much value in other areas of his game, averaging 2.7 rebounds and 3.0 dimes so far this month. The 19-year-old point guard has a high ceiling, however, and there's little doubt that he'll continue to develop his game as his career progresses.
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