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Collin Sexton speaks out on playing with Andre Drummond

Cavs, Collin Sexton, Andre Drummond

The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to use the second half of the season to see if new big man Andre Drummond is a good fit alongside Cavs guards Collin Sexton and Darius Garland.

Sexton says everything he has seen from Drummond so far has been great:

“It’s amazing, just knowing that we have a big man down there who’s going to block shots, run the floor and dunk,” Sexton told Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype. “It’s amazing, and it’ll allow us on defense to be a lot more aggressive and be into the ball because we know that we have a big guy back there who can block shots.”

Drummond has a player option for next season, which he is expected to pick up. The Cavs are hoping Drummond’s presence in the middle will open the floor for Kevin Love, Garland and Sexton.

Collin Sexton averaged 19.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Cavs in the first half of the season. He shot 46.0 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 85.9 percent from the free-throw line.

The Cavs are 14-40. They are in 15th place in the Eastern Conference standings and likely won’t make the playoffs for the second straight season.

Andre Drummond is putting up 16.5 points and 14.5 rebounds in two games so far with the Cavs. Cleveland lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in Drummond’s debut, but rebounded by defeating the Atlanta Hawks.

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