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- Apr 27, 2005
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It's not that Collin is bad, everyone loves his stupid-level chip and dogged work ethic.
His getting better and better is akin to me leveling up my hand drills though. They all do the same thing, but just do that same thing better. Collin keeps sharpening the scoring blade despite every coach and multiple teammates and whoever else telling him really needs to sharpen the other non-scoring aspects of his game. And those blades remain as dull as ever. One thing I'm surprised he hasn't developed is a quicker release from 3 off the dribble, as it's in his wheelhouse of things he likes to improve.But I digress.
What he looks like on a good team is Ben Gordon adjusted for pace (NBA games were in the 95-100 PPG, so a 23/24 PPG scorer today would look like a 19/21 PPG scorer in the early 2000's). A high usage but undersized combo guard who can score on 3 levels with very good efficiency. He doesn't have Ben's strength and Ben was a little bit longer in wingspan, and Ben had a better team around him that in many ways complimented his skill sets and lack of true playmaking ability.
If he can't bring more to the floor-game in other aspects while demanding such a huge portion of the usage, the coaches will eventually just start to dial his minutes back with more well rounded players at their disposal.
Well said. Ben Gordon was a good player, very good imo, and had a very important role that could be had on a championship team. So in no way I want to trade Sexton for draft picks or lesser players, it will take a very good player for me to part with him, but the part of his game that needs to evolve to be more than just an efficient instant offense scorer has not evolved. Look not every basketball player is a 5 tool player like Lebron or Durant. Many stars have some holes in their game, it doesnt mean they arent valuable...but Sexton has holes in his game while being an efficient scorer.