Cavs trade Collin Sexton for nothing Part II
No really, why would the Cavs make this trade? At least with the first trade suggested, you could pair the 19th and 21st pick and move up to get someone like Corey Kispert. With this one, you get even less and a player who has somehow shown even less potential than Kevin Knox. Sure, Obi Toppin only played one season and he was stuck behind Julius Randle the same year Randle put in an MVP-caliber season. Not good news for Toppin but not a bust.
Toppin, however, is also more of a run and gun type of player, using his athletism to score in transition; not so much in the half-court. His defense is rank and is almost as bad as his perimeter shooting. This trade is even worse than the first one. Considering the Knicks fans who were putting Toppin and Knox together in trades, only to get laughed at, the idea of just sending one or another is lunacy. Pure and utter lunacy.
The Cavs would be fools to not only take the trade but to even consider it. There’s no good reason to make this deal, as someone will eventually come calling for Sexton with a deal the Cavaliers like. No one said you had to give the Knicks a discount because they’re the one franchise who’ve been worse off than the Cavs over the last three decades.