2 things Cavs fans should want to see from Collin Sexton next season

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton is excited after a second half basket. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton is excited after a second half basket. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton looks to pass. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

#2: Sexton starting to make other Cavs around him better

He is great with the ball as far as scoring and getting himself open, but Collin Sexton needs to start making players around him better. This is going to be very crucial to have the team gel and come together on the floor in the preseason, if/when he’s able to go, but clearly, when next season comes.

There are layers to accomplishing making players around you better. Having better awareness on the floor can be the start of better court vision, and on the plus side, Sexton, who had 4.2 assists per outing in his last 15 games of 2019-20, did seem to show progression there.

Nonetheless, we’d like to see his assists per game increase next season, and him showing more passing willingness in preseason/then regular season possession-to-possession, when that’s the right play, would be a good sign.

Once he gets that awareness and consistently displays the better court vision that comes with it, that could pay dividends for him and the Cavs. Hopefully, he’ll show positive strides in the passing realm in preseason if/when he’s in there, and have that carry into this upcoming season.

Passing guys open and making the best basketball play instead of forcing up a shot or trying so hard to get open will put this team in the best place for success and it will make everyone on the floor better individually and as a team. We know Sexton can score, and he will in bunches once again, but if he can demonstrate further passing growth, that’d be huge for Cleveland and Sexton.

If Sexton can do these two things I think all Cavs fans can agree the team can start making its climb out of the Central Division basement.

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It will also go a long way in bringing this team together and the growth of any younger players on the team as well, such as Garland and Kevin Porter Jr.