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Cleveland’s NBA Draft luck sparks trade talks for talented youngster

Koby Altman, Collin Sexton, Isaac Okoro, Darius Garland, Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers lucked out in the recent NBA 2021 Draft Lottery as they landed a top 3 pick in the upcoming draft. Apparently, the Cavs’ lottery luck now puts the franchise in a position to possibly explore options to move on from one of their prized young stars – starting point guard Collin Sexton.

According to NBA Central, the Cleveland front office, led by GM Koby Altman, is now starting to explore possible deals to ship out the 22-year-old spitfire guard.

This is somewhat surprising given that the “Young Bull” has been one of the more consistent stars in the team in the past few seasons. But, with a deep 2021 draft class, the Cavs might be looking to replace their leading scorer with some savvy vets and possibly acquire a potential franchise player in the upcoming draft.

Sexton, who’s approaching just his fourth season in the NBA, has been on a massive incline in terms of the improvement of his game. The Alabama alum has improved drastically year on year and is coming off a red-hot season where he averaged a career-best of 24.3 points per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. There’s not a single ounce of doubt that this kid will be a bonafide star in the coming seasons.

Shipping out a professional scorer will be challenging for the team’s immediate success. The front office might need to get a bargain in return to help solidify what would be left in the Cavs’ young core. That being said, they do have the 3rd overall pick in a loaded upcoming draft which gives the front-office huge leverage moving forward.

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