Collin Sexton of the Cleveland Cavaliers is seen as one of the young promising stars in the NBA. He was given the chance last season to be the new court general for the Cavs. However, most know that things did not turn out well for the former NBA champions.

Understandably, the Cavs are still in a transition phase. Since the departure of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Cleveland is trying to start a new era of Cavaliers basketball. Sexton is being groomed as one of the players alongside established stars like Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson.

Together with Darius Garland, the Cavs tried to follow the same route that the Portland Trail Blazers did with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. That experiment failed and now some unnamed NBA executive feels that Sexton could be better off coming from the bench.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN shared this piece when he appeared on the Wine and Gold Talk Podcast. Sexton could be of better use coming off the bench and spark the offense in this scenario.

“When I talk to people in the NBA about Collin Sexton, they think he’s a bench player. They think if he’s your first guard off the bench, you’ve got a really good team. But that’s the kind of role he should be in,” Windhorst shared from an unnamed NBA executive.

Though it was not mentioned directly, the Cavs could do well adding a veteran guard to the mix. They need someone with experience and leadership qualities to come out with a stable performance every night. There are several names in the free-agent market to consider.

Among the names that the Cavs could consider include Jeff Teague, Brandon Knight or even former player Jordan Clarkson. That veteran guard could either be a point or shooting guard, depending on what JB Bickerstaff prefers.

Sexton put up decent numbers last season for the Cavs. He played in 65 games averaging 20.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per But even if Sexton broke out last season, it needs to translate into wins for his club.

The Cavs have the right players upfront so the backcourt needs addressing. The young duo of Sexton and Darius Garland is something to watch out for but may not render immediate results. Hence, adding some experience could make sense for the Cavs next season.

Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers Getty Images | Jason Miller

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