Collin Sexton is part of a good amount of trade rumors the last few months, with the Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly still exploring trade options for the scoring guard.
After Tuesday’s lottery, the Cavaliers are picking No. 3 in a guard-heavy draft at the top — Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Jalen Suggs — which has sparked another report that Cavaliers’ front office is considering trading Sexton.
“According to league sources, the Cavaliers have begun to explore trade options involving leading scorer Collin Sexton. Sexton, 22, is extension-eligible this summer, averaged 24.3 points per game last season, and appears likely to seek a maximum contract.”
There’s belief around the league that Cleveland prefers to move on from Sexton, rather than sign him to a deal that would greatly inhibit their flexibility moving forward. The Cavs hold the No. 3 pick in the draft, and could end up selecting another guard, which could further expedite the process of a trade.
Sexton was the best player of the franchise -statistically wise- last season, averaging 24.3 points and 4.4 assists per game, shooting 37.1% from three.
The ‘Young Bull’ is entering the last year of his rookie deal, and he will be a restricted free agent next summer. He will probably demand a lucrative deal to remain with the Cavs, who also have to pay Jarrett Allen this summer.
If Cleveland opt to sign both of them, the franchise will have little to no room in their cap space for a roster that went 18-54 last season.