Cavs news: Tyronn Lue thinks George Hill, Collin Sexton complement each other well
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Tyronn Lue thinks George Hill, Collin Sexton complement each other well

Tyronn Lue, Collin Sexton, George Hill

The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to begin their first season since LeBron James opted to leave the land for a chance to play in the Western Conference. Without the luxury of having the best player on the planet on the roster, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue is expecting some of his players to step up, including veteran court general George Hill and rookie guard Collin Sexton.

Speaking in front of reporters, Lue highlighted the chemistry he’s seeing from Hill and Sexton on the floor this offseason.

Via the Cavs’ official Twitter account:

G-Hill is playing on a high pace right now of pushing the basketball so that’s good for Collin. And just having a bigger guard to guard him. It’s been good. They both complement each other.

The Cavs used their No. 8 pick in this year’s NBA Draft to select Collins Sexton, the former Alabama Crimson Tide hotshot, who seemingly has a knack for hitting big shots and finding different ways to get his buckets. In his only season in Tuscaloosa, Sexton led Alabama with an average of 19.2 points to go along with 3.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds across 33 contests.

George Hill, on the other hand, is looking to play a bigger role in the Cavs’ backcourt now that James will no longer dominate the touches on offense. In 31 games in Cleveland threads last season, Hill averaged 9.4 points, 2.8 assists, and 2.7 rebounds.

Hill is expected to be the Cavs’ starting point guard to begin the season with Sexton acting as his backup, though, both can be used at the same time on the floor by Tyronn Lue, especially if he’s looking to increase the game’s pace.