A new Cavs rumor has the team willing to offer Collin Sexton an extension.
The Cavaliers shave switched course, again, for the umpteenth time it feels like. A new Cavs rumor has Cleveland seriously considering giving Collin Sexton an extension after toying with the idea of trading him away in the offseason. There were strong discussions had by many an expert about what his value was and where he would end up going but that all may be a moot point.
Sexton, who averaged 24.3 points per game last season for the Cavs is a player many claims is a sixth-men type, similar to Lou Williams, and that his point per game production would decrease on better teams. Maybe that’s true, but the Cavs allegedly aren’t ready to find out.
Evan Dammarell of Fear the Sword and WKYC Channel 3 is reporting that the Cavaliers have put extending Sexton as a plan back on the table. More importantly, according to his report, Sexton wants to stay in Cleveland and continue the work that he’s doing with Darius Garland, and Jarrett Allen.
Allen, who recently re-signed with the Cavs as well, also spoke about wanting to remain in Cleveland and help the team get to the playoffs. A task not done without LeBron James on the roster since 1998.
An expected turn of events for Collin Sexton and the Cavs
It’s rather interesting, but GM Koby Altman has landed some fairly big names via the trade market since he took over.
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Andre Drummond, Ricky Rubio, Larry Nance Jr., Jordan Clarkson, and others have been acquired by the Cavs during his tenure, yet he’s not had the same success going the other way.
His attempts to try and trade away Drummond, Sexton, Kevin Love and others have largely been a failure. In the off-chance he does swing to get rid of a player, like JaVale McGee, the only thing they get back is a second-round pick and even then it’s nothing to brag about.
So when reports came out that Altman was looking at trading Sexton, fans should’ve known nothing would’ve come from it. While usually, that’s not a good thing, perhaps in this case it is. Sexton isn’t exactly a complete player. You’ve heard of a score-first guard? Well, Sexton is a score-only guard.
Yet, if the team is going to compete, they need a definitive number one player who can do it all. That doesn’t mean, however, that Sexton has to leave the team for that to happen. He adds a nice punch of offense, something not easily replicated.
So him sticking around is a good thing for the Cavs. Even if they have to overpay to keep him. What are the other options at this point?