Trade Rumors Collin Sexton: Mavericks, Cavaliers had discussions about sign-and-trade for guard, per report

Trade Rumors Collin Sexton: Mavericks, Cavaliers had discussions about sign-and-trade for guard, per report

It’s been nearly two months since Free Agency started and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton remains unsigned. The 23-year-old guard has a three-year offer of $40 million on the table from the Cavaliers to stay in Cleveland, but reports at the beginning of the summer indicated he is looking for a deal that would pay him about $20 million a year. So far, nothing has come out for Sexton, but a recent report suggests Sexton was part of sign-and-trade talks with the Dallas Mavericks at one point.

On a recent episode of the “Wine and Gold Talk” podcast, Cavaliers insider Chris Fedor reported that Cleveland was in talks with the Mavericks about a potential sign-and-trade with Sexton. However, the talks went nowhere because Dallas doesn’t have the resources Cleveland wants to take over.

“The Cavs have been in talks with Dallas about a sign-and-trade for Collin Sexton,” Fedor said. But speaking of a sign-and-trade, the Cavs need something in return that would be valuable to them. And neither the Jazz nor the Mavericks have the pieces the Cavs would want back in a sign-and-trade for Collin.”

The Jazz was also mentioned as a possible candidate for Sexton, but that assumes Utah All-Star trades guard Donovan Mitchell. Given the recent reports the team has: re-engaged in trade talks with the New York Knicks, it sounds like things are moving in that direction. When it comes to the Mavericks, it sounds like the only way they can land Sexton is if they manage to bring in a third team that can send Cleveland valuable assets, but the more teams you add to a deal, the more complicated it gets. .

Like the Mavericks did Sexton would certainly fill the void left by Jalen Brunson, who left Dallas this summer for the Knicks. In four seasons, Sexton averaged 20 points, 3.3 assists and three rebounds while shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from 3-point territory. He would fit nicely in the backcourt alongside Luka Doncic as a secondary playmaker, and it would allow the Mavericks to bring Spencer Dinwiddie back to the bench in a sixth man capacity, an area where he excelled in his career. Sexton’s ability to make 3s at a consistent clip gives Dallas the floor space it needs around Doncic in the starting lineup, and his experience as head guard in Cleveland would take some of the pressure off Doncic to do everything all the time.

The obvious caveat with Sexton is that he is coming off a season where he appeared in just 11 games due to a torn meniscus he sustained early in the season. However, the former first-round roster has been featured in Pro-Am competitions this summer, where he looks pretty healthy.

While Sexton waits for a more attractive free agency deal, Fedor suggested his camp could wait to sign a deal until the situations involving Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Mitchell are resolved. Durant requested a deal from the Brooklyn Nets more than two months ago, while Irving was tied to the Los Angeles Lakers in trade talks during the off-season. Neither situation has been resolved, and moving one or both players could change the landscape of the league, potentially opening up additional candidates for Sexton to get the contract he wants.

So while teams like the Mavericks and Jazz may be interested in Sexton, like the rest of the league, it seems like they are waiting to see what happens to Durant, Irving and Mitchell.


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