Collin Sexton trade rumors: Mavericks and Cavaliers had discussions about guard sign and trade, report says

It’s been nearly two months since free agency began, and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton remains unsigned. The 23-year-old guard has one three-year, $40 million offer on the table for the Cavaliers will remain in Cleveland, but reports earlier this summer indicated he was seeking a deal that would pay him around $20 million annually. So far, nothing has materialized for Sexton, but a recent report suggests that at one point Sexton was part of sign-and-trade discussions with the Dallas Mavericks.

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

“The Cavs have had discussions with Dallas regarding the Collin Sexton sign and trade,” Fedor said. But if you’re talking about a sign and trade, the Cavs need something of value to them. And neither the Jazz nor the Mavericks have the pieces the Cavs would want to re-sign and trade for Collin.”

The Jazz were also mentioned as a potential suitor for Sexton, but that assumes Utah trades All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell. Considering the latest reports that the team has he was again involved in trade talks with the New York Knicks, things seem to be heading in that direction. As for the Mavericks, it seems like the only way they could land Sexton is if they land a third team that could send valuable assets to Cleveland, but the more teams you add to a deal, the more complicated it gets.

If the Mavericks did landing Sexton would certainly fill that void left by Jalen Brunson, who left Dallas for the Knicks this summer. In four seasons, Sexton has 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 slot in nicely alongside Luka Doncic in the backcourt as a secondary playmaker, and would allow the Mavericks to move Spencer Dinwiddie back to the bench as the sixth man, an area in which he has excelled throughout his career. career Sexton’s ability to make 3s at a consistent clip gives Dallas the space it needs around Doncic in the starting lineup, and his experience as a primary point guard in Cleveland would take some of the pressure off Doncic to make -everything all the time.

The obvious caveat with Sexton is that he is coming off a season in which he appeared in just 11 games due to a torn meniscus he suffered earlier in the season. However, the former first round pick has been seen playing in Pro-Am leagues this summer where he looks rather healthy.

While Sexton waits for a more attractive deal in free agency, Fedor suggested his camp might be waiting to sign a deal until the situations with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Mitchell are resolved. Durant requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets more than two months ago, while Irving has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers in trade talks during the offseason. Neither situation has been resolved, and moving one or both players could change the landscape around the league, which could open up additional suitors for Sexton to get the contract he wants.

So while teams like the Mavericks and Jazz may have interest in Sexton, it looks like they’ll be playing the wait-and-see game like the rest of the league to see what happens with Durant, Irving and Mitchell.

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