Cleveland Cavaliers may look to trade Collin Sexton by next season

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Former Alabama guard Collin Sexton has been performing well in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team that drafted him in 2018 at No. 8 overall, and has been steadily improving every season.

With his rookie contract set to expire in 2022, the Cavs will have to make a decision: sign Sexton to a large extension, or trade him away over the offseason.

Terry Pluto of The Cleveland Plain Dealer writes, “Two NBA people I respect suggest the Cavs trade Sexton. One likes him a lot, one is lukewarm. But their point is the team should only sign Allen (a restricted free agent) to a $100 million deal. Because of the Love contract, the Cavs can’t pay Allen and Sexton tons of cash without crushing the salary cap.”

Money is an issue for Cleveland, so is a lack of winning. The team’s financial struggles and lack of competitiveness began when LeBron James left, and Sexton entered in 2018.

There’s no telling exactly what the Cavaliers could potentially get for the young point guard, as opinions on Sexton vary across the league.

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