Collin Sexton probably won’t even start, but it won’t be long before he’s injected into the lineup ahead of George Hill.
As the eighth pick in last summer’s NBA Draft, Sexton is the brightest gleam of hope the fan base has in wake of James’ second departure.
Sexton gave Wine & Gold Country reasons to get excited, as he displayed his tremendous talent during the summer league.
His best skill right now is getting to the rim. He should be able to do it whenever he wants.
There are questions surrounding his game, though.
He’s the point guard, but doesn’t have a reputation as an assist man. In fact, he didn’t even tally one assist in his first summer league game.
Sexton will have to quickly improve on dishing the ball, especially as his driving lanes close playing against NBAers, not summer leaguers.
The 19-year-old Alabama product is the No. 1 reason to watch the Cavaliers this season. He might not be the most well-known player yet, but if he turns out to be an All-Star talent, the Cavs may very well be on their way to winning something without LeBron in town.