“I’m doing good. I’m on schedule,” Sexton told Fedor. “I’m feeling good mentally and physically. The mental part was going to be huge for me.
“At the end of the day, you continue to put in the work and continue to grind and put in the time and everything else is going to work out, so the mental part has been what I’ve been focused on.”
Sexton, 23, is 6-foot-1 and led the Cavs in scoring last season at 24.1 points. He was averaging 16.0 points when he went down with a torn meniscus on Nov. 7, playing in just eight games.
Surgery ensued and it was determined Sexton would likely miss the rest of the season, as he prepares to become a restricted free agent. But apparently, that meant just the regular season.
Today, the Cavs (29-19) are in the thick of the playoff race, and were just 1.5 games out of first in the Eastern Conference entering Wednesday night.
Sexton has been at the center of several trade rumors since the summer, partially because of his looming free agent status, and now, partially because of the injury.
Per Hoops Wire sources, the Cavs are not looking to move Sexton ahead of the Feb. 10 trade deadline. If he were to be traded, sources said, it would more likely come via an offseason sign-and-trade arrangement.
“Not being able to play the game that I love, not being able to do certain things that I’m used to doing — going out there certain nights and shooting 500 shots or 1,000 shots every night and different things like that — it’s hard,” Sexton said. “You just don’t realize it until it’s taken away. That makes you want it that much more.”