Cavaliers Still Expected To Consider Trading Collin Sexton

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One player who was involved in plenty of trade rumors during the NBA offseason was Cleveland Cavaliers point guard, Collin Sexton. The No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft is eligible for an extension, and the two sides were reportedly very far apart in negotiations.

As a result, Sexton’s name was mentioned regularly on the rumor mill. Chatter was loud during the 2021 NBA Draft, as plenty of teams were in the market for a point guard this offseason. It continued during free agency, especially with the Cavaliers acquiring Ricky Rubio from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Alas, nothing came to fruition.

It certainly wasn’t from a lack of interest, as there were numerous teams linked to Sexton. The New York Knicks and Miami Heat were the two teams mentioned most prominently. The Golden State Warriors were also mentioned as a possible landing spot.

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While nothing happened yet, that doesn’t mean Sexton is off the table. According to a former NBA executive, there were plenty of good offers on the table and those talks could be revisited down the line.

NBA Analysis Network’s own Evan Massey shared the news from the former executive.

It is not surprising to hear that teams may try their hand at acquiring Sexton again in a few months. He is coming off of a solid season with the Cleveland Cavaliers in which he averaged a career-high 24.3 points and 4.4 assists per game. His 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals also tied a career-high.

Sexton has some shortcomings as a point guard, such as with his playmaking and decision-making, but it is clear that there is a lot of talent there. It is not easy averaging 24.3 points per game in the NBA and Sexton did it in his third season in the league.

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He is a legitimate three-level scorer, as he gets it done at the rim, on short jumpers, and from the 3-point line. Plenty of teams would like to add that dynamic of a scorer to their roster, even if he is lacking in other areas of his game.

At only 22-years old, Sexton still has plenty of time to round out his game and hone the rest of his skill set.