The Boston Celtics are entering a new regime following the departure of Danny Ainge as President of Basketball Operations, having been replaced by Brad Stevens, leaving the Celtics in need of a new head coach. At the least, Boston has two dynamic players to build around in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, both of whom are quickly ascending NBA stars.
Moving forward, the franchise realizes they need a third option to relieve some pressure off of Tatum and Brown. That is where the Cleveland Cavaliers could come in.
The Cavaliers, unlike the Celtics, aren’t a team that has made the playoffs in recent years. Ever since LeBron James left in 2018, Cleveland hasn’t even come close to sniffing the postseason.
As of this moment, the best building blocks on the Cavaliers are Darius Garland and Collin Sexton. However, with both being undersized guards — and Sexton in need of an extension soon — Sexton has been rumored as a trade candidate this summer.
With Boston seeking a third-scorer behind Tatum and Brown, Sexton could be a viable option. The Celtics have struggled to lure big-name players in recent offseasons, and I don’t envision that changing this summer with the turnover going on in the front office.
Provided that, Collin Sexton would be a realistic trade target for Boston. What would a trade for Sexton look like involving the Celtics and Cavaliers, and would it make sense for both sides? You can be the judge of that.