It seems that the Cleveland Cavaliers’ list of problems continues to grow: alongside a poor season’s start (1-8), Kevin Love’s injury, the dismissal of Tyronn Lue, J.R. Smith’s request for a trade, adds a new one.
According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, the Cleveland Cavaliers old-timers have a little trust in the No. 8 overall pick, Collin Sexton. From Vardon, per The Athletic: “It’s becoming increasingly clear that when you hear a Cavs veteran talk about younger players not knowing their role, or knowing how to win, or what to do on the court, they mean Sexton.
Throughout the organization, the line on Sexton is that he does not ‘know how to play.’ He doesn’t know how to defend the pick and roll. He doesn’t know how to set up teammates as a point guard… They still think he’s a nice kid. But they see his deficiencies, they know he’s going to be on the court, and they’re discouraged when after these losses, he doesn’t seem bothered by them.”
Collin Sexton is averaging 11.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, while shooting at 41.3 percent from the field in 23.7 minutes of action.