You're saying the same kind of thing I have been hearing for years about Devin Booker. Sexton is better than you know bbiq wise, and what you are worried about, is a misunderstanding of his selfishness as a first option scorer, not a lack of feel for the game. Hell the damn coach wants him to pass more,saying he needs to continue to improve at it. Yet says those things right after praising him for doing what he needed him to do: to go score with reckless havoc cause he got nobody else to use, or that can be relied on to do it besides an injury prone veteran pf.Actually I agree that Garland overdribbles looking for the pass, while Sexton overdribbles looking for the shot. It's a big reason they aren't a great fit.
His feel is limited to scoring. That's not feel for the game, it's feel for scoring. Understanding what the other 4 guys are doing and going to do and how the defense will react to your movement and your teammates movement is feel for the game. The anticipation of the play just isn't there.
The issue with Collin is that he ice's out his team when he's NOT called on to do so.. it's just what he does and it's going to end up holding back the Cavs from getting over the rebuild hump.
Sexton doesn't feel the weakside of the offense. It's been a struggle since his rookie year. Every time he seems to turn the corner, he reverts back. For all the gaudy numbers, the W/L numbers are basically stagnant with him putting them up.
It's fine. We will see. My guess is we re-sign Collin to a huge extension because we kind of have to now, and then this thread turns into a "how do you dump this contract" thread in 2 years when they've fired Altman and JBB, and Dan Gilbert has put his kid in as President of Basketball Ops. I'll be fine being wrong, but I don't think I will be.
Right now I have Collin as the 6th best asset on the team behind Garland, Okoro, the draft pick, Allen and Nance. Allen will drop after his contract and the pick could drop or rise for obvious reasons. Collin will fall as an asset after the contract extension.
If you want to say he needs to pass more and stop forcing, it so teams won't be able to defend him as well. Good. Even though he still gets buckets lol I can understand that take. Surmising however that there is a lack of understanding of basketball in general, as a starting guard in the NBA, is a strangely audacious view against him as a pro, and one that makes me think, you have no confidence this org knows what they are doing, if that were true, which it is not.
No guard in the NBA . None are trying to learn how to play basketball. They do however have to refine the weakness' of their games to become dominant and Sexton is on track to be just that.