The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering potentially trading guard Collin Sexton during the offseason.
Promising combo Collin Sexton may have played his last game for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated, the Cavaliers are exploring opportunities to trade Alabama’s third-year pro this offseason. Sexton will start his 23-year-old season in 2021-2022. Although he is eligible for an extension this summer, the Cavs are also expected to pay center Jarrett Allen, who they are very fond of. Cleveland already has another goalie at Darius Garland, as well as one of the top three picks in this year’s draft.
Sexton averaged 24.3 points, 4.4 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game in 60 games for the 2020-21 Cavaliers.
Collin Sexton trade rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers explore options
Cleveland has the No. 3 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. While they might look to add a goalie like Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs with that selection, the Cavaliers are among the worst teams in the NBA and could use a little more roster balance than a simple loaded backcourt. Cleveland has a lot of holes in their roster, but selling high on Sexton could help them get out of their rebuilding phase.
In the end, it was really only a matter of time before Cleveland picked one of their two promising guards. Because Garland is a year younger than him, Sexton is now becoming consumable, especially with newcomer Allen being on the same pay schedule as him. Cleveland could consider adding more draft capital or potentially another young player to revamp their core.
The Cavaliers should have plenty of suitors for Sexton, but they need to pick one wisely.