The Cavs are apparently re-thinking their future with Collin Sexton.
The Cavs are no longer as sold on trading Collin Sexton as many believed to be the case. That could be for any number of reasons, potential offers being bad, his fit in the team becoming more clear while the team decides who to draft, or just the right (or wrong) voices getting into GM Koby Altman’s ear and convincing him otherwise.
"…one of the most active teams in the league on the trade-talk front, rumored to be making overtures to acquire a second pick in the top 10 while pondering the viability of offering a rich contract extension for leading scorer Collin Sexton."
We already talked about the potential of a second top-10 draft pick, and if they’re able to land two top-10 NBA draft picks while keeping Collin Sexton and Jarrett Allen, then this team may be in a great place for its future.
The Cavs shouldn’t just trade Collin Sexton to trade him
Even if Collin Sexton is a problem in the locker room, it’s not as bad as Kevin Love’s demeanor. Both men ideally would be swapped for picks so the team can really dive in on a truly deep draft class but that doesn’t appear to be the case. The Cavs have had no traction on any Love talks, and the only viable rumor that made sense was trading Love and Sexton to the Heat together for a package that included Tyler Herro.
That rumor could still come to fruition, but if Altman is running into a hurdle of low-ball offers, the Cavs would be fools to just let Sexton leave in free agency and get nothing for him. Bringing him back on a moderately bad contract is still better than getting nothing for him.
That, after all, has been the big issue Sexton and why the team wants to trade him. Not because he’s a bad player or a bad scorer, but because he’s not worth $20+ million a year. Yet, paying him that much money is still a better outcome than trading him for a late first-round pick this year and a bust like Kevin Knox.
Sexto is better than that offer and we all know it. Besides, moving a player making $20 million is much easier than moving a guy making $30 or $40 million. So giving Sexton a contract isn’t a complete disaster, as his contract would be far more palatable than say Love or Washington’s Russell Westbrook.