Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly looking to trade Collin Sexton.
Collin Sexton has been the Cleveland Cavaliers’ best scorer in each of the previous two seasons, but NBA trade rumors suggest that the team is ready to let him go. Sexton was selected eighth overall in the 2018 NBA Draft and has one year left on his rookie deal.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have begun examining trade options for Collin Sexton, according to Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo. The following is what Woo wrote:
“The Cavaliers have started to look at trade options for leading scorer Collin Sexton, according to league sources. Sexton, who is available for an extension this summer after averaging 24.3 points per game last season, is expected to demand the maximum contract.”
During the 2020-21 season, Collin Sexton averaged 24.3 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game. Despite his ability to score, Sexton’s Cleveland Cavaliers colleagues have been upset by his proclivity for holding on to the ball for far too long.
Kevin Love appeared to be visibly frustrated with Collin Sexton. pic.twitter.com/NKA02hBOt4— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 5, 2020
NBA Trade Rumors: What’s Next for Collin Sexton and the Cleveland Cavaliers?
Collin Sexton’s skill and potential to flourish as a scorer are undeniable. However, there are obvious doubts about his ability to work well with others. He’s also not the most effective defender. With Kevin Love still on the books, giving Sexton a max contract might limit the Cleveland Cavaliers’ financial flexibility.
With the third overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, the Cavs will have the option of signing either Jalen Green or Jalen Suggs, depending on their availability. Both are outstanding prospects who might push Sexton out of the starting lineup. In comparison to Sexton’s extension over the next few years, their contracts would place less strain on the salary limit.
I ain’t never been afraid of no work pic.twitter.com/OHL0b4UmNK— Collin ‘Young Bull’ Sexton (@CollinSexton02) June 23, 2021
Above all, the Cleveland Cavaliers should be able to secure a solid return for Collin Sexton. Sexton has the ability to go off for 30 points on any given day, even if he ends up becoming a pure scorer. In the NBA, a player like him is in high demand.