jbk1234 wrote: Stillwater wrote:
Dude, he suffered from an anxiety disorder, e.g., panic attacks and you totally ducked the issue. This has nothing to do with meds. No good big man is going to be okay with Sexton playing this way night in and night out. Is the plan to build a team without one? For that matter, are we trading Garland next? We don't need a guy to run the offense if the offense is going to be Sexton going YOLO. Maybe if we really work at it we can crater Garland's trade value too.
It's getting to the point where I want Love traded just so the spacing and sealing on the post ups that Sexton is currently taking for granted go away and folks can stop telling themselves that this is, in any way, winning basketball. This is worse than the Kyrie and Dion rebuild and it's not going to get better with him. I mean all he had do was prioritize Love in the offense for 30 games so the Cavs could get decent value for him, and after Love was traded, he could've taken 25 FGs per night. This isn't youth either. This is something else. He's not a 20 year old lobotomy survivor. He just doesn't care and the organization apparently doesn't care enough to step in and fix it.
Sorry just don't see it that way ...
Love may not be on meds or need any but if that's true it doesn't explain anything.
Sexton doesn't care about being what he isn't that is true...and this org is fine with him struggling
and they should be at this point. Now that kpj is prob out for the season and after seeing what Exum can do this org might feel more comfortable letting Garland finish the season off the bench with Exum.
He's not *struggling,* he just doesn't care. He's averaging almost 16FGA per game and only 2.3 apg. He wasn't dropped on his head as a small child. The concept of sharing the ball and running an offense isn't MENSA level stuff. It's not like we're talking about a bad ten-game stretch where he's played too selfishly. It's half an entire season.
You can blame the guy all you like but it goes back to Beilein calling plays out and Sexton trying to run them more than ignoring the open man esp while Love is fighting these sets in favor of improvisation and capitalize on breakdowns like most pros do. This a case of a college coach coaching the NBA like a college team.
This is what Beilein said about Sexton dribbling past the half court line before half time:
In his first year in the NBA, Beilein said he told Love at halftime it was his mistake.
"I was trying to get us to slow down and try to get, not the last shot, but close to the last shot. He had Chris Paul posted up, I didn’t see it. It was on me, I called something else," Beilein said. “At halftime I said, 'My bad, I missed you.' "