Collin Sexton reviewing plenty of game tape to improve on missed assists
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton proved that he could score at the highest level last season. Sexton averaged 16.7 points per game and shot better than 40 percent from beyond the arc, showing an ability to create from the perimeter and in transition.
For all of his ability to fill the cylinder, however, the second year point man is looking to improve his court vision. Sexton told reporters that he has been reviewing game tape to spot when he has missed assists or failed to make the extra pass:
Collin Sexton said he spent a lot of time watching film to see his mistakes on missed assists. Has said a few times he wants to improve there this season, and coaching staff is helping with passing.
Via the Cavs' site: https://t.co/feAdBNWWNo
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“Young Bull” is also facing challenges from the coaching staff and his peers to become a better passer. Former University of Michigan head coach John Beilein is now the one running the show in Cleveland, and he has been vocal about wanting to see Sexton become a playmaker for his teammates.
Additionally, the Cavaliers backcourt situation is slightly less straightforward. The Cavs drafted Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, and it is very possible that they could run both Garland and Sexton together in combo guard roles.
This could lead to some mismatches on the defensive end. Both players are just 6’2,” which is pretty diminutive for the two guard spot. Not to mention, Sexton is already coming off a season in which he ranked dead-last in the NBA (among guards) in terms of defensive rating.
Regardless of what Beilein does with his two guards, this is a big year for Sexton’s development. Year two is often a proving ground, and Collin Sexton has plenty to prove to his new coach.