The Cleveland Cavaliers are in a peculiar situation with guard Collin Sexton as the team is hesitant to offer what the explosive guard demands. It will likely be easier for the Cavaliers if Sexton was healthy last season but he only played nine games.
According to Chris Fedor of cleveland.com said in The Wine and Gold Talk, the team has reportedly offered a three-year, $40 million deal for the point guard. That’s way less than the desired contract of Sexton’s camp, evidently. (via CavsNation)
Fedor confirms it was less than what Sexton initially wanted, however it’s unclear what the Alabama alumni is willing to take to re-sign with Cleveland. Sexton reportedly wants starting guard money to sign a new deal with the franchise.
The Cavaliers are not willing to overpay Sexton and go over the luxury tax to retain the scoring guard. It’s obvious there is no market for Sexton at this point and Cleveland sees no reason to pay Sexton with Evan Mobley and Allen soon eligible for extensions.
That’s not even mentioning Darius Garland’s max extension, which kicks in next season. Sexton has proven time and time again that he can coexist with Garland on the Cavs. The guard adds another option of scoring to a team already loaded with top-tier shot making.