Cleveland Cavaliers: Two goals for Collin Sexton for next season

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

Two goals for Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton jump out for next season.

With the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ season officially coming to an end this past week, the focus now shifts to next season for the future of the franchise.

One of the unfortunate consequences of the Cavaliers’ 2019-20 season coming to an end is the young core having their growth cut short.

Even if they do return to practice, or have a regional Summer League before next season, of which the proposed details were laid out in a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on late Friday, that is not the same as actual in-game experience.

Moreover, Collin Sexton was one of those young pieces for the Cavaliers whose growth was cut short, and he was on a scoring tear prior to the league being shut down by the novel coronavirus pandemic in mid-March.

In the Cavs’ last 12 games, the second-year guard averaged 25.3 points on 51.9 percent shooting (including shooting 41.9 percent for three-point range), according to Scoring does not seem to be an issue for the young guard, who led Cleveland in scoring in 2019-20 with 20.8 points per game, and it’s clear that he can fill it up.

However, there are a pair of goals not related to scoring that the “Young Bull” can aspire to achieve next season for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

While Sexton was on a scoring tear, including his career-high 41-point performance against the Boston Celtics, he was also showing improved passing and court vision. One could see that in that game against the C’s in early March, too, as Sexton had six assists.

Along those lines, Sexton’s 4.3 assists per game in those last 12 outings were encouraging, but the 3.7 turnovers per game were signs that there was still plenty of room for improvement as a passer. Plus, Darius Garland missing the Cavs’ last five games due to a left groin strain leading into the hiatus seemed to boost Sexton’s assist totals.

So what’s one goal for 2020-21 for Sexton in the passing realm, then?