This will be the year the Cleveland Cavaliers could make a final decision on the Darius Garland-Collin Sexton backcourt duo. According to Sam Amico of Hoops Wire, the Cavs could trade either Garland or Sexton before the trade deadline.
“This is the year where the Cavs will decide if Collin Sexton and Darius Garland are truly the Starting Backcourt of the Future. I’ve repeatedly been told that decision hasn’t been reached. The Cavs are hopeful that it is – but they aren’t sure.
Wild guess: The determination will be made by the February trade deadline.”
The question around Sexton and Garland remains on the ability to play together and be effective on both ends of the floor. Sexton, 22, was picked 8th in the 2018 draft and has made a constant improvement in each of his first three seasons.
Last season, he averaged a career-high 24.3 points on 47 percent shooting. At the same time, Garland has already made a statement as the franchise starting point guard.
Last season, he averaged 17.4 points per game on 39% shooting from beyond the arc. After a hopeful start in the season, the Cavaliers came crashing back down to earth, eventually finishing 13th in the East with 22 total wins.