Channing Frye Says Collin Sexton Isn’t Starting Material, Indicates He Doesn’t Give 100 Percent

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Although Collin Sexton has been playing well for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, there are those who feel that he does not have what it takes to be a starting point guard.

Count former Cavs big man Channing Frye among those pundits.

On the surface, Sexton, now in his second season, is doing well. He’s averaging 18.1 points a game so far this season.

But there have been doubts as to whether he and rookie Darius Garland can comprise a successful starting backcourt for years to come.

Just recently, Frye took to Twitter to express his opinion that Sexton and Garland will not work well as a starting tandem moving forward.

There are also apparently some people within the Cavs organization that have their doubts about Garland and Sexton starting together.

Perhaps the biggest concern is that both are just 6-foot-1, which makes them susceptible on the defensive end, as they’re simply too small to check many opposing guards.

So far, the proof seems to be in the pudding, especially on the defensive end.

The Cavs are 29th in defensive rating, and both Garland and Sexton rank in the bottom 11 of the league in individual defensive rating among guards who play at least 15 minutes a game.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and has seen the Cavs go from NBA laughingstocks, to contenders, back to laughingstocks and finally world champions. He feels strongly that the NBA and sports aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.