3 reasons Collin Sexton is Cavs’ #1 option for foreseeable future

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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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton reacts after scoring against the Atlanta Hawks. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

#3: Sexton’s work ethic/mentality for the Cavs

The last reason is Collin’s mentality and determination to improve. Collin has been impressive and probably underrated his first two seasons, but what has separated him from others is his improvement to the game.

When he was first selected, he was criticized for his perimeter shooting ability, and that his style of play would not be a good fit for today’s NBA.

His career average from deep is almost 40.0 percent, at 39.2 percent, which is not only good but above average for someone who wasn’t considered to have a great shot. Last season, Sexton hit a robust 42.1 percent of his catch-and-shoot triple attempts as well, per NBA.com’s shot tracking data.

Swinging back, though, he also broke the record for most three-pointers made by a rookie for a Cavalier, while also finishing third in points scored by a rookie behind only Luka Doncic and Trae Young.

Additionally, while Sexton did improve as a finisher in 2019-20 as compared to year 1, him putting on “10-15 pounds” of good weight over what’s essentially been an extended offseason should only further aid him near the basket.

Moreover, it’s hard to guess how others will develop and how good our upcoming fifth pick could be, but as it currently stands there’s nobody else who has proven to have more potential than Collin Sexton on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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And we need to have him as our primary option going forward until proven otherwise.