Cavs guard Darius Garland reveals how trade rumors affect bond with Collin Sexton
Darius Garland and Collin Sexton give the Cleveland Cavaliers a young and dynamic backcourt pairing. However, the existence of SexLand has been threatened multiple times this offseason, no thanks to trade rumors surrounding the Cavs.
In spite of all the chatter, Garland says his relationship with his backcourt mate remains strong, via Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.
“We don’t talk about it. All we care about is making each other better and getting better as a team. If we win, everybody looks good. When we start winning, hopefully, this year, then you get what you want.”
Winning is indeed a magic pill that cures all kinds of issues within teams. Other than that, Garland’s fit alongside Sexton makes it easier for the Cavs youngsters to co-exist.
“Our dynamic is easy. I’m an unselfish guy, so whenever he wants it, I’ll give it to him. He’s so fast and an elite scorer. He can get a bucket whenever he wants. He’s unselfish as well and will look for me. It’s easy to play with him, and he’s fun to be around.”
Both guards made serious strides last season for the Cavs. Sexton emerged as one of the league’s better scorers, averaging 24.3 points on a solid 47-37-81 shooting line. On the other hand, Garland broke out of the shell that limited his impact in year one, improving his scoring to 17.4 points while dishing out 6.1 assists per game on 39% shooting from 3-point land.
Their defensive upside will always be questioned, though. The onus is on the Cavs’ backcourt tandem to excel in other facets while their teammates protect them on the defensive end.