Collin Sexton did not reach an agreement, prior to the contract extension deadline, with the Cleveland Cavaliers a few weeks ago.
The young star was apparently looking for a contract worth more than $100 million. But, it seems like the Cavs were not willing to commit that amount of money for now.
More details have emerged about how the extension talks reportedly progressed between Sexton and Cleveland several weeks ago. Sexton originally wanted a deal close to what Jamal Murray and De’Aaron Fox have received.
Both young guards received max contracts during the past season tying their future with the Nuggets and Kings, respectively.
(via Cavaliers Nation):
“Sexton’s side originally asked for the type of money De’Aaron Fox and Jamal Murray received, according to one source with knowledge of the talks. Both young guards received max contracts and had numbers comparable to Sexton, but the Cavs weren’t interested in anything close to that,” wrote Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.
So far, the 22-year-old’s production has regressed from that of last season. In seven games this season, he is averaging 17.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per contest, as Cleveland went on to win three of its seven games.