Cavaliers pick up, decline options on Sexton, Zizic


The Cleveland Cavaliers have picked up the third year option on point guard Collin Sexton and declined the fourth year option on center Ante Zizic.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have made some decisions about the future of their team. First, picking up the third year option for Collin Sexton.

Collin Sexton is clearly an integral part of Cleveland’s future. Sexton averaged 16.7 points per game on 43% from the field as rookie. This included 40.2% from three-point range. Sexton has improved upon his rookie campaign. Through four games this season, Sexton is averaging 17.5 points per game on 46.4% shooting. Sexton’s shooting from deep is just about the same this season (40%). The only criticism of Sexton is the lack of assists. While this is a fair criticism, Sexton is a scoring first combo guard. Any assists from Sexton are a bonus. Sexton will look to score first and pass second. It will be crucial for Collin Sexton and Darius Garland to mesh together if the Cavaliers are going to come out of the basement of the Eastern Conference.

Cleveland also decided to decline the fourth year option of Ante Zizic.

Ante Zizic was one of the players that came over in the Kyrie Irving trade. The other players included were Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder. The draft pick that came over turned into Collin Sexton. The only part of the trade worth anything is Collin Sexton. The Cavaliers declining the option on Zizic hardly comes as a surprise.

Ante Zizic is not a player who necessarily works in the modern NBA. Zizic is big, slow and cannot shoot outside the paint. Sure, Zizic can rebound. So can most tall guys in the NBA. If this was 1984 this would be a much bigger deal due to his style of play. The skill set of Zizic is not one that the Cavaliers believe will be a crucial part of their future.

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