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fishonjazz

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I just don't believe you make decisions out of fear that a player might improve himself and view himself as that improved player. On a scale of 1-10, the fear of negative impacts coming from Collin Sexton starting is about a 1.2. If you are in so much fear of Sexton not starting, you can just not start him.
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Elizah Huge

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Sexton isn't a good enough playmaker to be a PG and doesn't have the size to be a two guard, that hasn't changed. His numbers this year PER36 are basically the same as they were in his last healthy season with Cleveland.

He seemed like a pretty good playmaker when he started this year to me.
 

fishonjazz

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Also, important, I said *could* present problems, not 100% will.
By the way Cy, I want to make it clear that I think you have a very good basketball mind and I appreciate your posts. I hope you dont take my disagreements with you or what may seem like me attacking you too personally/hard.
 

HeatCheck

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Its different when you move teams.
Meh I saw a stat on another forum and Sexton does some things that are elite even though his minutes/usage/PPG are lower this season.

I just looked it up to verify and both Lauri and Sexton are top 10 in the league in iso percentile basically meaning they both have high PPP (points per possession) driving and also get to the FT line at an elite level when driving to the basket. Essentially both put pressure on the basket in an efficient manner. We look at someone like Sexton as someone who isn't Don or who isn't a pure PG like Conley. I bet he will have some really nice trade value on that contract at some point in the near future as every team needs efficient scoring.

As far as Sexton being a 6th man or a starter he looks pretty happy to me. I don't know how we can possibly even judge such a thing unless we are actually in that person's shoes.
 

fishonjazz

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And if he gets upset about the demotion how strong is his trade value? Other teams would likely share our view.

There is nothing certain and both routes could provide stumbling blocks. I just think its a valid consideration. Still might have more upside than downside.
You almost cant screw this season up. About the only way you could screw it up would be by playing nearly retired vets hella minutes over guys that will likely be a part of your future for a couple of meaningless wins........... Unless its simply to try to increase their value in a trade.
 

KqWIN

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I think its likely to be fine one way or another... I just wouldn't completely dismiss it. I also think there are a couple guys you could draft that would be a good long term fit with Sexton as a starter. Black, Wallace, Amen, and maybe even Colby Jones.

I think the overwhelmingly likely outcome would be that we figure out that Sexton is who we think he is now, and it doesn't change much. At the same time, I would also not dismiss the chance that Sexton improves his stock and that becomes a nice bonus for the franchise as future player for us an improved asset. If we get to a spot were we're making draft decisions to fit around Sexton that must mean Sexton has greatly improved his stock.
 

YoungJefe

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If he proves to be a starting quality guy but we dont have a starting spot for him on the team then it would seem like he might be a great trade piece. Another win scenario.
This. If he plays at such a high level that he's not open to returning to a bench role then he's likely played well enough to justify keeping him in the starting 5.
It'd be insane to not start him though out of fear he might be upset about it later on.
 


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