Collin Sexton doesn’t appear to be leaving the Cavs.
The Cavs want to keep Collin Sexton and that’s a good thing. Sometimes people don’t actually read what’s written. A lot of people seem to think I dislike Sexton which simply isn’t true. Sexton isn’t a complete player, he’s a scoring dynamo but that’s what he is. He’s not multi-faceted. He’s a mid-close-range scorer. That’s ok. Saying he’s not a franchise guy isn’t an insult. He needs a running buddy who scores in ways Sexton doesn’t.
Think, a Devin Booker or Khris Middleton type. I would love Sexton to stay on the team. Just at the right price point. That’s it, that’s all that’s ever been said. Most trade ideas that have been pitched about for Ben Simmons have Sexton going over to the 76ers and that’s a non-starter. Trade Darius Garland or Isaac Okoro, sure. Not Sexton. Sexton’s too important.
Keeping him is a good thing, and apparently, Koby Altman finally agrees. In a clip posted by Sirus XM Radio, Altman spoke about how Cleveland is Sexton’s home and that they want to have him here in Cleveland. Apparently, there are talks ongoing about an extension. It should be stressed that just because Altman wants him here doesn’t mean a deal will be done. So we’ll see.
The Cavs keeping Collin Sexton is a good thing no matter how you view him
Whether you think he’s the next Allen Iverson or the next Lou Williams, either way, you’re saying the team needs him. That’s the truth, no matter how you slice it, Sexton is a good interior scorer and can wreak havoc on people with that style. The problem that comes with Sexton is his lack of three-point scoring in a three-point scoring league.
This isn’t completely on him, granted, it’s only a major problem because there’s no one else on the team who can; at least regularly. Garland showed some touch from three but again, it’s not enough considering how few attempts the team took. Guys like Dylan Windler, Kevin Love, Lauri Markkanen, and Dean Wade are going to be extremely vital with this Cavs team.
If they can be consistent at stretching the floor, then maybe Sexton and Garland don’t need to be three-point snipers. Yet, if those guys fall off, or fail to be consistent from that range, then the pressure, fair or not, will again fall on Sexton (and Garland).
The team needs Sexton, even if he isn’t the franchise guy other teams have.