Revenged25 wrote: jbk1234 wrote:
Revenged25 wrote:Honestly until the players have a stable coaching staff for more than half a season I'm taking the struggles of the team, especially our young players, with a grain of salt. I can only imagine how hard it is for the players/team to be constantly being told their focus/role is changing halfway through each season. Obviously there are things that were issues that could be identified to be improved upon regardless of coaching changes, such as effort on defense/off ball defense IQ, but the offense especially it's hard to know if it's just not getting the right coaching/direction or an individual problem.
Pass the ball to your teammates isn't exactly some MENSA level X & O stuff. The flip side of coaching turmoil is bad for development is that if you're on your third coach, and you as a player are still having the same issues, coaching probably isn't the problem. I hope that what we saw at the end of last season was it finally starting click for Sexton. I really do. But, there's no way I'd burn an entire half a season with him as a starter if he hasn't figured it out yet. We've got five young guys on this roster who need to develop, not just one.
I mean all those coaches were around for half a season at most and kept giving different direction/roles to be fulfilled. When you tell a player to focus on scoring and they do, efficiently at that, you're complaining they're not passing when they're told to score? It's be one thing if he had a poor TS% but he's above average there for the position. If you want to knock him for his defense, the effort he put into it, and losing his man when off-ball, go right ahead, those are things that regardless of role/direction won't change, but complaining about his passing. I mean what is your excuse for Garlands poor passing then?
I've said, at least 100 times, that starting the two of them together is a disservice to both of them and the team overall. But Sexton played like 70 games under Casey his rookie season and more than 42 games under Beilein.
If you believe that no one on the coaching staff asked Sexton to share the ball with his teammates, or even try to run a basic NBA set, while he was the primary ball handler for all of those games, then that's what you believe. That's not what I believe and I really hope I'm correct because the alternative is terrifying. We finished second to last in the NBA both seasons.
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It is highly unlikely that the Cavs will agree with your Kevin Love evaluation for the purpose of a trade.