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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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton celebrates after a made basket by Cleveland wing Kevin Porter Jr. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

No. 2: Field goal percentage

Whatever it is you may be doing in life, one thing that is always taught universally around the world is consistency. For Sexton, he has polished this aspect of his game very nicely.

There were a good amount of doubts in the early stages of Sexton’s rookie season. He looked sloppy and at times not NBA ready. While even now he still has a lot of work to do to continue to improve, he has become way more consistent in many different categories, as KJG’s Dan Gilinsky recently demonstrated.

While this slide highlights field goal percentage, Sexton has also become a much better passer this year, something you need from your starting guards, and was showcasing that more leading into the league’s novel coronavirus-induced hiatus. I strongly believe that playmaking and passing ability enables better shooting and creating more opportunities not only for your teammates, but yourself as well.

This season, which may or may not resume down the road at some point, Sexton is shooting at a solid 47.2 percent from the field. It would be one thing if those points per game were up there but so were his shots per game and his field goal percentage was down.

However, that is not the case and we have seen a much more consistent and improving version of Sexton this year as a shooter and offensive presence. Sexton shot the ball at 43.0 percent his rookie year, so this marks a 4.2 percent improvement in his shooting.

While his consistent shooting numbers overall have continued to increase, one more part of his shooting has seen major improvement as well.