Collin Sexton claims Cavs’ ‘energy is totally different’ under JB Bickerstaff
Cleveland Cavaliers second-year point guard Collin Sexton says the vibe around the Cavs is so much better under JB Bickerstaff.
The Cavs are 3-4 since Bickerstaff took over for John Beilein immediately after the All-Star break. Even a blind man can tell the players in Cleveland are having more fun playing the game of basketball under Bickerstaff:
“I would say the energy is totally different,” Sexton said, via SI. “We’re all trying to play for something now. I would say we’re a lot closer and there’s more freedom for everyone to talk and for everyone to get their point across. If you feel like a coverage isn’t going to work, we’re able to tell coach and just have that discussion, which is really cool.”
Cleveland’s young core is headlined by Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Jr., Cedi Osman, Larry Nance Jr. and Dante Exum. The Cavs reportedly believe in new head coach JB Bickerstaff’s ability to develop the young talent on the roster.
Sexton is averaging 20.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game on the season for the Cavs. He’s shooting 46.4 percent from the field, 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.3 percent from the free-throw line.
The Cavs are 17-44 on the season. They will once again miss the playoffs.