Collin Sexton wants to prove his and the Cavs’ critics wrong this season.
Collin Sexton has shown a lot in his three-year career so far. He’s proven to be one of the Cavs’ better scorers and while he doesn’t stretch the court enough for many, there are only a few in the fanbase that doesn’t think he’s talented. He’s very talented and the team should retain him at the right price.
Sexton is aware of those that doubt him, however. In fact, it seems to motivate him. He’s posted about not being where he wants to be just yet, with many taking that as a sign of him wanting to improve his game. Telling fans on Instagram, essentially, that he knows he has more work to do.
Sexton, via Camryn Justice’s Twitter account, spoke about doing just that at the Cavs media day.
"They said I couldn’t shoot, they said I couldn’t get teammates the ball so now I’m here to show it."
Collin Sexton should be a key piece in the Cavs’ future
While many believe Darius Garland is the breakout star of the future for the team, Collin Sexton shouldn’t be dismissed so easily. Sexton is someone who has shown an impressive ability to get to the basket and on paper, he does do some things better than Garland.
The problem is the Cavs seem to be wanting to trade one of them for some time now. More recently with the talks of Ben Simmons being available. Since that became public knowledge many have pitched the idea of trading Simmons to Cleveland for (usually) Sexton and a few other players and draft picks.
Yet, if one should go in a trade, it’d make more sense to send Garland over for Simmons. Sexton needs to work on shooting more three-point shots, clearly. Yet, Sexton is a good enough scorer as is to be a great compliment for the point-forward that is Simmons.
The team needs to remember who Simmons is and what his limitations are, and sticking him with Garland may not be the best fit. If Sexton continues to develop his game, at least offensively, he’d be the perfect running buddy for Simmons.