It took a good while, but Collin Sexton is finally living up to the lofty expectations the Cleveland Cavaliers set when they picked him eighth overall in 2018. He scored an incredible 41 points against the Boston Celtics, and Larry Nance Jr. is more than happy with the sudden jump in performance the diminutive guard has shown recently.

The Cavs forward immediately took to Twitter and express his delight at the way Sexton has performed over the past couple of games. He called Sexton an absolute monster on the court.

He’s definitely performing a lot better at this point compared to his rookie year. This year, he’s averaged 20.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.8 assists on 46.4% shooting and 38.8% field goal percentage from deep. While he’s still not the supreme facilitator that they hoped he would be, he’s still filling a scoring need that hasn’t been present for the Cavs over the past two years.

However, critics have also been rather vocal over Sexton’s inefficiency. They’re pointing out how the Cavs have the worst record in the Eastern Conference in spite of the good run of form he’s been playing recently.

Nance simply shut them up by providing a screencap of Sexton’s performance recently.

Three of the last four games saw the sophomore scored more than 30 points. Over the last 15 games, he’s scoring 22.9 points a game on 48.6% shooting and 46.7% shooting from three-point land. He’s one of the reasons why the Cavs aren’t looking at an even worse win-loss record.

The progress may be slow for some Cavs fans, but he’s definitely trending upwards. Hopefully, the struggles they are experiencing now will eventually lead up to a confident star guard who can help his team make a deep run in the playoffs.