Colin Sexton is ready to ‘try and take over the point guard role’ at Utah

Los Angeles Lakers - Utah Jazz

Los Angeles Lakers – Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz are bringing many non-traditional point guards to training camp in October: Talen Horton Tucker (which started last season after the trade deadline), Chris Dunn, Jordan Clarksonand even a novice Kevinte George It can run there

Add Colin Sexton to that mix. He makes the most sense on paper as Utah’s starting point guard, but he’ll have to prove he’s healthy, after missing large chunks of last season with a hamstring injury, and that he can be a distributor and not just a tight end. A scorer (who can be a distributor. His take is in the league). Sexton said Tony Jones of the Athletic He is ready to do all these things.

“I want to show that I’m back, healthy and 100 percent…” Sexton told The Athletic. “I’ve been watching a lot of film this summer. I want to be able to take over the role of guard. I want to show them that I can run the show. I’m getting back into the groove of things. I think this season It will be fun.”

“When it comes down to making the right plays, I know I have the ability to do that,” Sexton said. I just have to go out and do it. But I’m excited to know that this season is going to be important for me and for us as a team. I think we have a chance to be really good.”

The Jazz have a talented roster. Add John Collins Next Laurie Markkanen At the forward point, with a member of Team USA Walker Kessler in five (and expected to take a step forward in his rookie season). The challenge with that group is that none of them are high-level filmmakers in their own right, they need someone else to set them up. Mike Connelly He did it for Utah last season, but he wasn’t the answer long-term and was traded to Utah Timberwolves (another team that needs a point guard to start their bigs).

Sexton is the best shooter of the Jazz options at this point, he can space the floor for all those bigs and knows how to get a bucket. However, Sexton has been a first (and second) guard his entire career. He’ll have a chance to prove he’s more than that this season, that he’s a true point guard, but he’ll have to beat Danny Ainge, Will Hardy and everyone else in Utah.

Sexton says all the right things, now he has to do them on the field.

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