Cavs: 3 stats that stand out from Collin Sexton’s 2019-20 so far

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton handles the ball. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton handles the ball. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /
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Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton runs down the floor. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Collin Sexton has seemingly silenced plenty of critics in his second season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and three statistics stand out from his 2019-20 season so far.

Who is one guy on the Cleveland Cavaliers who is talked down on too much at times? One of the best players on the roster? One guy who does not get the credit he deserves? Cavs guard Collin Sexton is your answer to all of those questions.

Yes, it can be easy to try and compare Sexton to other Cleveland guard Darius Garland to see who is better or is a better fit for the Cavs and their future plans. While a lot of people like to label Sexton as an excellent future sixth man in the league, I believe that narrative can be a bit disrespectful at times.

Any rookie is going to struggle in the league at times, as that is practically a given. Sexton had a more than respectable rookie year often carrying the offensive burden for Cleveland, though, putting up 16.7 points per game to go along with 3.0 assists per game.

It took Sexton longer than people thought to learn the game and eliminate some of the silly mistakes, but he has quickly grown into a very solid starting guard.

So what are three solid stats that stand out from Sexton’s sophomore season so far?

No. 3: Points per game

While this stat has always been a basic stat and an easy one to argue, Sexton has produced in this category in a big way for the Cavaliers this season, as well as improving by over 4.0 points per game from last year. Sitting at 23rd in the entire league, Sexton is currently averaging 20.8 points per game, according to

Sexton is the only player on the roster to put up 20-plus points per game for the Cavs. What are a few notable players he is ahead of in points per game, you might ask? While it’s not necessarily their primary focus, Sexton is still ahead of Kyle Lowry and De’Aaron Fox, and is ahead of an outstanding score-first wing in Jimmy Butler.

Yes, the Cavs are a bottom feeder team, allowing Sexton to have more opportunities to score. But trust me, if the numbers weren’t there, the Sexton haters would be out in full effect.

Improvement is huge, especially from guys you see having a major role in your team for many years to come. Sexton has improved in many categories across the board this season, with a few more of them also coming in categories that fall on the offensive side of the ball.