Now, before you get all worked up, no, Donovan Mitchell isn’t part of the trade. To get Mitchell, the Cavs would have to give up a lot more than Sexton, and we’re not looking to blow up this team. We’re trying to keep this team intact, not give up draft picks and get as much back as possible in a believable trade.
Enter the Jazz. If the Jazz is serious about Sexton, they may favor him enough to part with two of their more financially demanding players in Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson. After all, the team is looking to rebuild, and trading them is imperative.
Now, I’m viewing Sexton as a major player in this trade, maybe more so than he actually is. If that’s the case, the Cavs can be the one shipping back draft picks to the Jazz, but nothing out of the second round.
That said, I want at least two “big” assets back for Sexton. For the Mavs, it was Spencer Dinwiddie and a first-round pick, and for the Jazz, it’s Bogdanovic and Clarkson. Now, Jazz fans might be mad at this trade but they have to keep in mind that Clarkson is only a 32% three-point shooter, with a negative DBPM for his career. He’s not a huge asset.
He went to Utah for two second-round picks. Windler and Stevens are worth a second-rounder each.
As mentioned before, I’m ok swapping the seconds and sending two to Utah if that helps goose the deal.