The Cavs may need to part ways with Collin Sexton to get rid of Kevin Love.
Do you like contradicting news from contradicting reports about trades? Well, if so, you’re in luck. Despite Jonathan Givony of ESPN reporting that the Cavs are reconsidering the idea of trading Collin Sexton, another writer has a different trade rumor and is claiming that not only is Sexton still on the block but that the team may trade him just to help get rid of Kevin Love.
So while Givony is under the impression Sexton may stay, Sam Amico isn’t. As Amico of Hoops Wire wrote;
"One thing sources have repeatedly told Hoops Wire is that the Cavs are determined to trade Love. Attaching his large contract to a Sexton deal, perhaps in a multiteam trade, is generally viewed as the only way to do it."
Keeping Kevin Love makes more sense than trading Collin Sexton in a bad deal
There’s nothing wrong with trading Sexton and Love if the deal is good. The club needs to get better and if they can do that by getting more good talent through trade, then they should. If that means Sexton has to go, then he has to go. He hasn’t shown himself to be so good that he’s untouchable. He’s not bad by any means but there are obvious talent tiers. If guys like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic are your A+ guys, Sexton’s a B to B+. He’s a good, maybe even great scorer, but he relies too much on challenging in the paint and with the new rules affecting how often guys get calls when they make contact, Sexton’s numbers could take a hit.
Granted, he’s nowhere near as bad as James Harden, but Sexton did a lot of his damage from the free-throw line. So the 2021-2022 season is going to really showcase what Sexton can do.
All that said, Sexton and Love would be better on the Cavs for the next few years than trading them away for Kevin Knox or KZ Okpala.