RUMOR: Collin Sexton draws interest from Cavs’ division rival
Collin Sexton is currently on an expiring deal and he is set to be a free agent this summer. The Cavs look like they want to keep him with the team for the foreseeable future but obviously, this will all depend on how contract negotiations unfold over the next few months.
As it turns out, the Cavs may have some tough competition for Sexton. According to Chris Fedor of cleveland.com, the Cavs’ divisional rivals, the Detroit Pistons, could now be in the mix for the 23-year-old guard:
While multiple sources identified the Detroit Pistons as a potential Sexton suitor — one of the few teams with cap space and a jumbo backcourt partner (Cade Cunningham) that can mask some of the size limitations — will any opposing team make a compelling enough offer sheet the Cavs would be unwilling to match? Remember, this is a guy who hasn’t played since November. Is any team offering him upwards of $20 million annually — a dollar figure sources say he could be seeking?
Fedor brings up an excellent point here about Sexton sitting out virtually the entire 2021-22 campaign due to a knee injury. Sexton will be hoping for a big payday this summer, but teams (including the Cavs) might not be willing to shell out a significant amount of money amid so much uncertainty surrounding the former eighth overall pick’s recovery.
For what it’s worth, Cavs president Koby Altman hinted on Tuesday that the front office intend to work towards a deal that will keep Sexton in Cleveland for next season.