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Collin Sexton named to summer league first team

The Cavs rookie point guard averaged 19.6 points and 3.4 assists per game in Las Vegas.

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The Cavaliers may have fell short in the Las Vegas summer league tournament, but Collin Sexton has been recognized for his performance.

On Tuesday, the NBA announced its first and second teams for this year’s summer league and Sexton made the first team. In seven games, Sexton averaged 19.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic averaged more points per game than Sexton, but they only played two games apiece; Sexton played in all seven of the Cavs’ games.

Sexton was overall impressive in summer league, although some of his weaknesses were on display. But because the Cavs’ summer roster features so few players that will actually be with the team in the fall — and Osman and Zizic barely played — Sexton deserves some slack. His play in Las Vegas largely serves as a tease of what he might be once the real season starts.

Lakers guard Josh Hart was named the 2018 summer league MVP. The first and second teams in full are below:

All-NBA summer league first team

Wendell Carter Jr. (Chicago)

Josh Hart (Los Angeles Lakers)

Kevin Knox (New York)

Collin Sexton (Cleveland)

Christian Wood (Milwaukee)

All-NBA summer league second team

Deandre Ayton (Phoenix)

Wade Baldwin IV (Portland)

Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis)

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Los Angeles Lakers)

Trae Young (Atlanta)