The Cleveland Cavaliers look like they are going to shake up their backcourt. Collin Sexton and Darius Garland looked like the future for the team, but after snagging the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, their plans have changed.
Sexton is now reportedly ‘very available’ as he and the team do not see eye-to-eye on what his contract extension is worth. Given that they are shopping him, the Heat may be able to land him without much draft capital to use. However, Tyler Herro could make up for the lack of draft picks.
Herro could be the centerpiece of a deal for Sexton, especially if the Cavaliers are willing to pay him the contract extension he is looking for. While the former Alabama product has some shortcomings, he would bring a bonafide scoring option to the Heat to take pressure off of Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.
As for Herro, the Cavaliers would be a great landing spot as he fits their timeline better. He would be afforded the chance to develop and round out his skill set alongside other players doing the same.
The Kentucky product would give the Cavaliers a long-term building block option alongside Garland in the backcourt and someone who is already a proven shooter and scorer in the NBA.