October 6, 2020, 11:13 amCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs had high hopes for last season’s starting backcourt of Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, but that doesn’t mean that the franchise is entirely sold on anything, according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.
The report adds that Cleveland obviously needs more time to evaluate the pairing, recognizing the many circumstances that went into Garland’s rookie-year struggles, even though it’s hard to see the two undersized guards working unless the Cavs surround them with quality defenders. Sexton seemed to get better in his sophomore year, leading the Cavs in scoring at 20.8 points to go along with 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Garland meanwhile did show some flashes but he also resembled a 20-year old very much trying to find his role in the NBA. The Cavs had a disastrous season and finished 19-46 last season, the worst record in the Eastern Conference and second-worst in the entire league, so it’s likely that the current roster stays on a short lease.