jbk1234 wrote: Stillwater wrote:
It's in another thread. I'm beginning to strongly suspect the F.O. is deliberately tanking by not moving him to the bench. The kid can score, but he's never going to be a guy who makes his teammates better.
Probably not given the circumstances but Drummond didn't look like he'd ever shoot free throws and stay on the floor in the end of games, and Zizic looked like he'd never be more than a 4th big and he's obviously gotten himself better.
Sextons inability to see the pass before it happens is a problem but when the team doesn't make the fast cuts his best option is him I mean the amount of standing around on this roster compared to good offenses is obviously a problem too.this team needs a Korver threat cutting around and impacting the defense.
Sure he ignores his teammates because in all honesty they do the same thing to him because they want the ball back and are just as selfish.
You have a thousand excuses for the young man most of which are nonsense. At a certain point, the Cavs have to be to recognize they have a problem on their hands and try to address it.
If they recognize the problem exists but don't really care because they want a top 4 pick, okay then. They've pissed away Love's trade value and made it harder to sign FAs in the future, but at least that's a rational explanation. Maybe they even adopt some type of compromise where the offense runs through Love until the 4th quarter but then Sexton gets to YOLO ball so we're never in danger of winning close games.
If they don't recognize Sexton's play as a starter as a problem, then a) that's terrifying; and b) I'd really like to hear the game plan for building a winning team around Sexton as *the guy.* I don't know why any other good player would be okay playing alongside Sexton when he plays that selfishly. I don't see a road map that gets the Cavs from Sexton YOLO ball to here's a scary playoff team. So, speaking the Cavs F.O. sketch it out on a blackboard and show us your work.
If they do recognize Sexton's play as a starter as a problem, but they can't get him to listen, then he should no longer be starting. At a certain point, film sessions and in-game conversations don't get the job done. This isn't a participation trophy league. They don't get to say they've tried. That's not the way good organizations operate. The Spurs, Heat, and Dallas would never accept that a guy on a rookie contract just won't listen. That player would move to the bench if he played at all.
I think they made their "adjustment" last year when they moved Sexton over to SG and then drafted a PG. Collin does have a lot of talent attacking the rim and scoring the ball (opposing announcers often gush) so the Cavs are trying to play to his strengths.
Ever since Ty Lue was fired it was clear the most important thing to the organization was throwing minutes at our lottery picks.
If the kids play so well that we don't keep our 2020 #1 - that's one thing, but we do need to make sure that players who aren't going to be here long-term don't cost us that pick.
I'm not sure it's any more complicated than that.
As the trade deadline and the off-season comes up we should be evaluating our options, but there are lot of repercussions to giving up on a 20 year old lottery pick unless you've got substantial assets coming pack.
We are just 2 games behind the Warriors and the Hawks for the worst record in the league and in perhaps an unexpected way the new lottery odds put more pressure on being real bad to try to avoid falling out of the top-2/3/5 or whatever the sweet spot is for a given draft.
If a mistake is being made, it's that the sort of GM's and owners impressed by counting numbers are going extinct. If anything you want to tease your young players by putting them in limited/winning situations and leave it to your fellow GM to guess how they might play with extended starting minutes.
Fact is most lottery picks drop in value after being drafted.
Reality is far harsher than potential.