Collin Sexton Shares His Experience with Cleveland
Collin Sexton shined well in his second season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 19.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.7 assists before the season came to a halt. He had a fair season so far, but the Cavs were still at the bottom, and it was a fact that they aren’t getting better.
Collin Sexton has improved a lot this season, growing with a much bigger maturity and keeping his aggressiveness in the game. He believes that his hard work through the years has finally started to show its promising results.
Sexton showed a lot of promise in his career, but the Cavaliers aren’t really the competitive team that he is looking for. Only Trae Young seemed to be the lone high-profile star that belonged to a non-playoff team this season.
‘A lot. It’s night and day. I feel like I’ve gotten better in pretty much every aspect of the game and I’m just going to continue to work’, Sexton said of his progress. ‘Continue to get better, continue to watch film and continue to do all of the little things that are going to help me in the long run’.
The Cavaliers seemed to have found the rough edge of the sword when they had a poor season going. Kevin Love failed to show up some big numbers, and the rest of the team was non-existent.
He was overwhelmed with the team’s schedule on practices. Combining the number of training sessions along with the 82 games in a season is a lot of work. Back in college, he only used to play about 30 games, and so the adjustment period was too quick for him. That is also the main reason why fatigue plays a big role in the game.
Sexton understood his role and limits in the game. He made sure that he would adapt well to the changes by getting a lot of sleep and rest. He also switched to a healthy diet by making a meal plan. He eventually got used to it in the long run.
Some veteran figures in the NBA were very helpful to Sexton. They taught him the essentials of playing well in the league.
‘K-Love, Chris Paul and Coach Avery Johnson. Those guys, they’ve been where I want to get to. I just take bits and pieces of their game so that I can learn from them and understand the game even more’, said Sexton.
He detailed his relationship with the star guard Chris Paul, who is playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Paul used to go back to the school where Sexton once studied. Their relationship was solid and the veteran came up with some guides to help him adapt to the NBA’s harsh season of wear and tear.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores