No Movement For Cavs, Collin Sexton On Contract Talks

It’s been an offseason of rumors and noise — from Kevin Durant to Donovan Mitchell to anything involving LeBron James and the Lakers.

But one topic we haven’t heard much about is the Cavaliers and restricted free agent Collin Sextonand we are nearly into the start of free agency.

Most of the big names have been signed. That includes Deandre Aytonthe other higher profile restricted free agent, who signed a massive offer sheet with the Pacers, then had it matched by the Suns.

On the other hand, it doesn’t seem as if anyone is lining up to prepare an offer sheet for Sexton. Yes, there has been interest, mostly from the Jazz, and some from the Heat. But the Cavs don’t seem interested in Jazz guard Mike Conley (as we relayed here), and the Heat are considerably more focused on Durant and Mitchell.

For most opposing teams, Sexton is a Plan B or even C. The market is proving to be limited. As one former coach said, free agency can be a humbling experience for some players.

For the Cavs, of course, Sexton remains the offseason priority … but as I’ve written, contract talks can get tricky.

That seems to be where the Cavs, Sexton and agent Rich Paul are now. They are still a little apart on what Sexton should earn over the next two or three seasons. Not miles apart, but enough that this could drag on for a bit.

“I asked someone yesterday about Collin Sexton. And I was told there was nothing new to report there,” Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer said on a recent podcast.

And for the Cavs and Sexton, that about sums it up.

Sexton, 23, appeared in just 11 games last season before suffering a torn MCL. At the time, he was averaging a team-best 16.0 points. He averaged 24.3 points in 2020-21.

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