Tristan Thompson says Cavs are ‘trying to build a CJ-Dame situation’ with backcourt
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of a rebuild, with Collin Sexton and 2019 No.5 overall pick Darius Garland at the core. Obviously, Cavs veteran Tristan Thompson is excited to see what the two youngsters can do.
Tristan Thompson on a Darius Garland/Collin Sexton backcourt: "We're trying to build a CJ-Dame situation."
— Greg Swartz (@GregSwartzBR) September 30, 2019
Last season, Sexton averaged 16.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the Cavs. He struggled early in his rookie year but was able to pick up steam around the All-Star break. He is expected to be one of the team’s primary option on offense this time around.
As for Garland, he has fully recovered from the knee surgery he had earlier this year, but it is unclear if he will suit up for the Cavs in their preseason game against San Lorenzo de Almagro on October 7. Should he play in that contest, fans will have an idea of how well he’ll fit with Sexton and the rest of the team.
The Cavaliers’ glory days are way behind them and they are trying to build another dynasty. It might take some time before they become serious playoff contenders, but if Sexton and Garland will be able to play well together, Cleveland will have a solid foundation for the future.