Cavs trade Collin Sexton for nothing Part I
Why would the Cavs make this trade? The Cavs have a 20+ point per game scorer in Collin Sexton and while he’s not $25 million a year good, he’s better than two goobers who won’t see a second contract and one top-10 bust.
Most players taken out of the top 10 in the NBA Draft hardly ever amount to anything. Sure, you have outliers here or there and a few second-round picks turn into stars every so often but that’s more to do with the luck of the draft. The Cavs aren’t the kind of team that finds those guys so getting two picks late in the first round is about as useful as finding a dud-grenade when you’re staring down a Terminator.
Those picks won’t help the Cavs win in 2021, which is the plan, and Kevin Knox doesn’t need a change of locations, as the author seemed to indicate, but needs a new career. Knox is everything wrong with the NBA scouting and talent evaluation process, as he didn’t show much in the pre-draft, except being long and tall.
Knox wouldn’t do any better in Cleveland than he did in New York and if this is the best the Knicks have to offer for Sexton, then Cleveland would be better off keeping him and re-signing him to a new deal.
There’s no way this trade actually flies in the real world.