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Cup of Cavs: Cleveland Cavaliers News and Links for Tuesday, November 9

Some words on Collin Sexton to start off your day.

Cleveland Cavaliers v New York Knicks Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Happy Tuesday! Let’s get into it.

The first sip

Collin Sexton’s injury is a bummer. He’s been a key player for the Cavs, even as he figures out a new role that has changed what he does on the court to a degree. And, before this year, he’s been one of the long bright spots on bad Cavs teams.

But the injury is more of a bummer for Sexton because of when it happened. Sexton, as has been well-documented, is in the last year of his contract and is staring down restricted free agency. He’s a good player, but one figuring out who he is on a Cavs team that isn’t choosing to place him at the very center of what’s happening. And now he’s going to miss a significant amount of time — it’s unclear how much time as of right now — as Cleveland keeps growing as a group.

It is unavoidable that the Cavs are going to evolve and change while Sexton is away. The team is evolving right now, game to game and week to week. When he comes back, he’s going to have to find his place in that, what that is, on the fly while trying to earn the most money he can on his next contract. That’s a hard place to be simple because he banged knees with Jarrett Allen and came out worse on the other side.

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Check out Seerat Sohi at The Ringer on the Hawks and trying to find the balance between winning and development

Links of the day

ICYMI: Sexton is out with a meniscus tear

Michael Porter Jr. is going to be out for a while with a back injury

Joel Embiid is now in the league’s health & safety protocols

Jaylen Brown is now going to miss 1-2 weeks with a hamstring strain

The latest on Ben Simmons

The Bucks had their moment at the White House