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

Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images
Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images /
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Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton looks to pass. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

#2: Improving his feel in relation to ball reversals

The next passing area where Sexton needs to improve next season relates to ball reversals.

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Somewhat coincided with improving on his post entries, if those are more so closed off by ball-denials and strong side help on the other side, it’d be beneficial for Sexton to utilize ball reversals more often next season.

That’s been something I’ve been encouraged to see from the likes of Garland and Cedi Osman, for example, and even Nance and Love.

Sexton had shown better feel when hitting strong side spray-outs to shooters after drives and he’s shown improved feel in hitting dump-offs, as was previously mentioned, and that’s a big positive to me, as it makes him a bit less predictable.

Moving forward, though, if Sexton shows more willingness/recognition in terms of reversing the ball and initiating ball-swings that way, it will put more stress on weak side defenders and bigs near the rim if Sexton can get the offense going in the other direction.

That would lead to defenses needing to rotate more, and not being able to key in on Sexton as a driver and would allow for back side pin-downs/flare screens to eventually get the likes of Garland, feasibly Love and others, such as hopefully a healthier Dylan Windler, productive shots in set offense more frequently.

In relation to that, the likes of KPJ, Osman, and others are more than capable of hitting those passes, too.

So basically, if the early-clock post entries are not there for Sexton, I’d just like to see him get the ball going with the simple dish in the opposite direction as a counter. Sexton will get more than enough of his own touches anyhow, and he’d realistically be the eventual recipient of those ball-swings after reversals, too.

Lastly, the third area Sexton needs to improve next season relates to the defensive end.