Cleveland Cavaliers rookie point guard Collin Sexton may seem like he’s a score-first point guard, given his breakneck pace and the fact that he’s not an elite passer with preternatural court vision.
Nonetheless, his priority in the preseason is learning how to be a floor general.
— Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) September 26, 2018
When asked by Basketball Insiders’ Spencer Davies about what skill he feels he needs to work on the most this preseason, Sexton responded with “just run the team…make sure guys are in certain spots.”
An intelligent player who improves as a passer as the game goes along, Sexton wants to learn to be as savvy as a veteran and that’s promising for a team that wants to instill a free-flowing, egalitarian offense.
It should be noted that even if Sexton does display advanced decision-making as a passer, it doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be posting voluminous assist numbers. Skip passes, hockey assists (passing to the individual who gets the assist) and entry passes to the post may not lead to an assist for him but it will show he has an evolving understanding of the game.
Sexton is currently running with both the first and second units in training camp as Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue determines who plays best with who.
Nonetheless, veteran point guard George Hill will be there to help accelerate Sexton’s development whether he’s a starter or a backup.
— Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) September 25, 2018
The Cleveland Cavaliers first preseason game will take place next Tuesday, October 2nd, against Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics.