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Report: Cavs not committed to Collin Sexton and Darius Garland backcourt
- Updated: October 5, 2020
The Cleveland Cavaliers have big expectations for their youngsters next season.
“The Cavs aren’t fully committed to the Garland-Sexton backcourt yet,” Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com wrote. “They need more time to evaluate the pairing, recognizing the many circumstances that went into Garland’s rookie-year struggles. But it’s hard to see the two undersized guards working unless the Cavs surround them with quality defenders.”
The Cavs concluded the 2019-20 season in last place in the Eastern Conference.
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wants to see the franchise fight for a playoff spot next season. Based on the way the Cavs played before the novel coronavirus shut down their campaign, they might have a strong chance of landing in the postseason.
Sexton, 21, had a breakout season. The University of Alabama product averaged a career-high 20.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Furthermore, he led the team in scoring.
The guard put up a whopping 30.0 points per game in the month of March.
However, his backcourt mate in Garland did not product the same results. As a matter of fact, some numbers showed that Garland was the worst player in the association last season.
On the bright side, Garland has reportedly improved his game in a myriad of ways over the summer.
The 20-year-old Garland still has a ton of potential. He averaged 12.3 points, 3.9 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game during the regular season.