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We Got Swindled by Sexton (And Eddie Zero Sucks)




Saint Cy of JFC

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Glad to see Sexton is getting better at passing out of the context of what he does. Still needs to cut down on the bad decisions to be a good PG
 

Pinhead

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Glad to see Sexton is getting better at passing out of the context of what he does. Still needs to cut down on the bad decisions to be a good PG
In the past two games hasn’t he averaged more points, assists and fewer turnovers than Mike’s average at any point in his career?

Your argument should be small sample size and not that he needs to cut down bad decisions… if the guy was doing this all season he’d be a fringe all star.

Haters going to hate.
 

Handlogten's Heros

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In the past two games hasn’t he averaged more points, assists and fewer turnovers than Mike’s average at any point in his career?

Your argument should be small sample size and not that he needs to cut down bad decisions… if the guy was doing this all season he’d be a fringe all star.

Haters going to hate.
He needs to score efficiently, playmake for others, never commit turnovers, and play shut down defense… then the haters will MAYBE admit he is better than a guy that is shooting 39% from the field and 25% from 3.
 

Handlogten's Heros

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The biggest mistake he is still making is he attempts to score at the rim when he is very likely to get swatted… honestly not even sure I care that much as it’s happened twice in two games and he has like 6 blow by layups in that time. No one is mistake free…. He’s clearly trying and capable.
 

framer

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The biggest mistake he is still making is he attempts to score at the rim when he is very likely to get swatted… honestly not even sure I care that much as it’s happened twice in two games and he has like 6 blow by layups in that time. No one is mistake free…. He’s clearly trying and capable.

I mean, yeah, keep going at the rim. You go forceful enough you are going to score half the time, get fouled another 25% and get blocked 25%. I can live with that. I'd rather that than the patented Donovan floater that doinked off the back of the rim 55% of the time. Donovan has a lot of positive to his game. That damn floater wasn't one of them.

Additionally, Sexton going hard to the rim draws the defense, making that nice dump off pass to the trailer in the post work pretty well.
 

HeatCheck

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The biggest mistake he is still making is he attempts to score at the rim when he is very likely to get swatted… honestly not even sure I care that much as it’s happened twice in two games and he has like 6 blow by layups in that time. No one is mistake free…. He’s clearly trying and capable.
Saw that on the 4th quarter drive last night. I won't make excuses but he clearly got a little frustrated after the Warriors made that late run. Beasley and Olynyk weren't playing any defense and just let Curry score at will. Sexton needs to keep his head during those situations and not try to do everything by himself. Dude clearly wants to win. Obviously Conley as a 16 year veteran would've kept his cool a little better though.

Like I said one step back and two forward for Sexton. I really like how he's starting to distribute the ball though. Outside of De'Aaron Fox it's really hard to find a faster guy than Sexton with the ball in his hands. He gotta work on keeping himself under control at all times.
 

sip

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Lauri? He most definitely sucked. Obviously he was one of the biggest reasons we lost.

But while everyone's celebrating Sexton's big game, IMO it bears repeating that his brand of out-of-control basketball doesn't get you W's. He had a bright green light for a long time at Cleveland and put up big scoring numbers, but that had absolutely no effect on the wins column.

The only sensible role for Sexton on this team is a sparkplug off the bench, playing 15 to 20 minutes. He's the definition of a guy who needs a short leash. Sexton can be useful at times if the offense resembles a clogged toilet, but you can't let him run a team. This isn't complicated.
You can't judge his impact on wins and losses on those cavs teams that were full on tanking. The fact that he was so efficient when surrounded by so little talent is actually really impressive.
 

Tremendous Upside

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You can't judge his impact on wins and losses on those cavs teams that were full on tanking. The fact that he was so efficient when surrounded by so little talent is actually really impressive.
Sure they were tanking. Sexton was the commander, and a great one. But they didn't have any less talent than, for instance, this team right here, and the players were obviously trying to win. The difference is, the Cavs gave the keys to Sexton and got out of the way. Then this happened:

 

sip

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I think the most underrated thing about Collin is that he really wants to be the best player he possibly can. That is one of the reasons why I think he still has a lot of growth left in his game. The ideal situation for us is having Conley miss a decent period of time so Sexton can really focus on being a point guard and still have Conley in his ear on the bench talking him through things. I think Conley can really thrive as a mentor with how smart he is and not having a huge ego. Most people think having vets around is always a good thing but it can turn toxic real quick if they view the young guys purely as competition.
 


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