Cavs: 3 areas where Collin Sexton needs to improve next season

Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton talks with Cleveland big man Andre Drummond in-game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Collin Sexton is a player that has taken a significant leap forward this season for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here, though, we’ll focus on three areas where Sexton needs to improve next season to keep on an upward trajectory.

It’s evident that the Cleveland Cavaliers should feel encouraged about Collin Sexton‘s outlook moving forward as a key piece for them.

The 21-year-old has far exceeded expectations in his second season, and at this time with NBA’s season suspended due to concerns regarding the novel coronavirus, Sexton has averaged 20.8 points per game, and virtually led the Cavs in scoring all year.

In terms of reported updates involving a potential 2019-20 season resumption, you can view those here and at this link, and quickly, we’ll touch on a few updates.

Per’s Chris Fedor, the Cavs are looking to reopen practice facilities on a limited workout-basis on Friday, due to the NBA giving the go-ahead for teams with less restrictive social distancing guidelines. Along with that initial report from Fedor, the New York Times‘ Marc Stein had this further update involving that from the league.

Granted, 92.3 The Fan’s Daryl Ruiter noted how Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said how players returning to Cleveland will abide by a “14-day quarantine” before conducting individual workouts, and that would relate to Sexton and Andre Drummond, for example.

The Associated Press‘ Tom Withers touched on Bickerstaff doesn’t see “many players” that were out of town returning for workouts, but we’ll see. Head coaches for NBA teams that will be holding voluntary workouts also won’t be able to “participate or observe” those workouts for players, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, though Wojnarowski did note how “six assistant coaches or player development personnel” will be able to supervise.

In terms of a possible return/the general sense involving a possible NBA season resumption, Bickerstaff said, per Withers, how he’s unaware at this time of the league wanting implementing a “short cut” to a resumption and that the NBA has not said it plans to “exclude any teams.”

Whether or not we do eventually see sort of season resumption, though, it is again clear that Sexton took positives this season as a scorer in the mid-range and painted area, and it was nice to see Sexton change speeds to help him manipulate matchups in the pick-and-roll game.

The young guard has shot 38.0 percent from three-point range, exhibited better cutting feel going to the basket, and shown growth as a passer mostly related to drive-and-kicks. He has gotten better on-ball defensively on the perimeter, too.

So what are a few areas where Sexton needs to get better next season that first come to mind?

The first two areas relate to Sexton becoming more versatile as a passer, of which we’ll get into now.