• An injured Collin Sexton still has no definite date as to when he can return to NBA action
  • Sexton faces an uncertain future as he is in the last year of his current deal with the Cavs
  • He could explore the free-agent market next summer

The Cleveland Cavaliers are doing well despite initially having to deal with backcourt problems.

As most know Ricky Rubio is no longer around after he was dealt to the Indiana Pacers in the deal that involved Caris LeVert.

That NBA trade was seen as a big one for the Cavs, acquiring a proven player that somehow overshadowed the Cavs’ backcourt woes.

Another injured guard on the roster is Sexton, who has been tied to several trade talks before the trade deadline last February 10.

The No. 8 overall pick of the Cavs in the 2018 NBA Draft is just trying to be patient as he tries to get over his latest setback.

He did not give a definitive timetable on when he could return to action and stressed that he is just trying to enjoy the All-Star break, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.

“It’s tough when you’re injured, it’s the patience part. Patience is tough because you always want to go out and get back and just go help the team any which way possible,” the 6-foot-1 guard stated. “I’m excited just to be here for All-Star week and just continue to be around the guys, it brings me energy.”

Although there is no question that Sexton brings energy to the Cavs, he has also been criticized in the past for holding on to the ball too much.

With the Cavs humming with their current cast, led no less by a rejuvenated Kevin Love, it remains to be seen if Sexton will still have a place on the roster once he is ready to return to NBA action.

Sexton is in the final year of his rookie-scale deal and is set to become a restricted free agent in the summer.

Darius Garland has stepped up and the addition of LeVert may make it doubly hard for Sexton to reclaim his old job.

Anything is possible, but the only thing certain is that if the Alabama product plans to stick it out in Cleveland, he will have to fight for his spot.

 Collin Sexton #2 and Isaiah Hartenstein #55 of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton #2 and Isaiah Hartenstein #55 of the Cleveland Cavaliers Getty Images | Ronald Cortes