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Darius Garland
Darius Garland
Position: G
Born: 06/26/00
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Salary: $6,400,920
Cleveland Cavaliers rookie point guard Darius Garland wouldn’t let head coach John Beilein and staff shoulder blame for the team’s continued second-half struggles — even though a few teammates suggested Beilein change his halftime approach. “We’re on the floor, we’re the ones trying to put the ball in the hole, it’s not him,” Garland said at the conclusion of Monday’s shootaround at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “Just rely on us.”
The newbie NBA coach raised some eyebrows Saturday night when he admitted he’s never been big on making significant adjustments in the locker room at the half. The Cavs usually look at about 10 video clips, points of emphasis from the first two quarters, and then break with the clock around six minutes, heading out to the floor shortly after. Sometimes those mini-film sessions last a little bit longer. But Garland doesn’t think Beilein’s halftime methods are abnormal.
“No. It’s just the flow of the game,” he said. “Most of the games we’re in it, we’re close at half, they make that big run in the second half. It’s not on coach at all. It’s just on us. We have to come out and be ready to go, make the first punch. Just come out with an intensity. We’ve been kinda sluggish coming out of the half. Just coming out, being ready to go, being aggressive from the jump.”
Second-year guard Collin Sexton suggested an alteration to the halftime routine so players could get back onto the court quicker for warmups, maybe around the five- or six-minute mark. Is that a start? Would that help? “Just get the legs going, the blood flowing,” Garland said. “That’s on us. We’re professionals. We’re grown men. It’s on us.”