Cleveland Cavaliers Roster
- Eastern Central
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The Cavaliers have exercised the team option of forward Dean Wade for 2022-23. Wade, who will earn nearly $2 million, has averaged 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists throughout his time in Cleveland. He did end up succumbing to a season-ending meniscus tear in his right knee, but he is expected to maintain a stable role in the rotation upon his return. However, that won't make the 25-year-old relevant from a fantasy standpoint. Yet, considering the likelihood the Cavs will deal with injuries this season, he may get some work and even start from time to time, making him a viable streaming candidate when needed.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (knee) has been cleared for full basketball activities. It's undoubtedly good news for the club, and it comes after the 23-year-old missed most of last season because of a torn meniscus in his left knee. Sexton has been a proven fantasy asset since being drafted by the Cavs four years ago, averaging 20.0 points, 3.3 boards, and 2.1 assists while shooting 37.8% from deep. It's possible he could see a decrease in production after the emergence of Darius Garland in 2021-22. Still, Sexton should continue to get his numbers, especially since Garland has had issues staying healthy.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland is expected to be offered a max contract this summer. A potential deal could pay the emerging superstar just over $182 million and keep him in Cleveland for the next five years. The 22-year-old averaged a career-high 21.7 points in 2021-22, benefitting from the absence of Collin Sexton, who appeared in only 11 games because of a season-ending knee injury. Nonetheless, Garland should remain a top producer for a rebuilding Cavs team for many years ahead. Fantasy managers would benefit from his services, with his only significant downfall being his inability to stay healthy.
Guard Collin Sexton (knee) is expected to receive plenty of interest from multiple clubs throughout the NBA over the summer. However, because he's a restricted free agent, the Cavaliers will have the luxury of matching any offers. The 23-year-old played only 11 games in 2021 due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. Yet, after undergoing surgery, he's ahead of schedule, making it likely he'll be ready for the start of the regular season in October. Throughout Sexton's four years in Cleveland, he averaged 20.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists while shooting 45.8% from the field and 37.8% from deep. He doesn't offer much outside of scoring, and his health has been an issue over the years. Still, no matter where Sexton is playing in 2022-23, he is expected to remain a quality member of any fantasy roster, even more so in non-category formats.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (knee) will undergo further testing to determine where he's at in his recovery process. Sexton tore his left meniscus back in November and missed the remainder of the season. The 23-year-old reports he is feeling better each day, although he remains without a timetable for a return. Sexton, who was selected with the eighth pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, is likely to be a restricted free agent. However, he's averaged 20 points per game throughout his four seasons in the league, so wherever he ends up, he is expected to remain an impactful option on the offensive end for years to come.