Collin Sexton has been the talk of the town of late as his contract extension continues to be a major issue for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 23-year-old has garnered a lot of interest from opposing teams and right now, it appears that the Cavs stud is also on the radar of Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs.
Chris Fedor of cleveland.com reports that while some other teams might have size concerns about the 6-foot-1 Sexton, San Antonio does not seem to see this as a major issue:
The Spurs, who sources say have some Sexton fans in their front office, fit those same parameters — if they’re looking for a new Dejounte Murray running mate.
Fedor also reports that the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers are the “biggest threats” for the Cavs in terms of poaching Sexton, but as it appears, the Spurs are getting in the mix as well.
Sexton is going to be a free agent this summer and the Cavs reportedly don’t think that any team in the NBA would be willing to offer him a deal worth $20 million per year. This is perhaps why they’re biding their time with regard to Sexton’s extension. It’s a risky game to play, no doubt, but it sounds like Cleveland is happy to keep their options open.