Kevin Love discusses what he’s seen from Cavs rookie Collin Sexton this season
Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star power forward Kevin Love has only played with Cavs rookie point guard Collin Sexton six times this season, but he paid attention to Sexton while he was rehabbing his toe injury and is impressed with how the 20-year-old is handling his first season in the NBA.
After the Cavs defeated the New York Knicks on Monday by a final score of 107-104, Love told reporters Sexton is playing with a lot of confidence and learning from his mistakes.
“Just confidence,” Love said. “I mean I think there’s times when he’s just trying to break habits. And being a rookie there’s times where it’s gonna be up and down. But he’s been able to push through. He’s been able to show a lot of bright spots and he’s playing with a lot of confidence. It’s really good to see.”
"He's been able to push through."
— Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) February 12, 2019
In 57 games this season for the Cavs, Sexton is averaging 14.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. “Young Bull” is shooting 40.7 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 85.5 percent from the free-throw line.
Sexton is fourth among rookies in points per game and fifth in assists per game. It hasn’t always been pretty, but like Kevin Love said, Sexton has been improving each month of the season and that’s all you can ask a rookie to do in the NBA.