Collin Sexton has yet to find a contract, despite the fact we’re one month in after the official start of the free agency. The Cavaliers guard is not satisfied with what the team offered him, which was roughly around $40 million for three seasons.
Chris Fedor provided new information on the situation around Sexton revealing multiple people in the Cavs prefer Caris LeVert over Sexton. LeVert is on an expiring contract worth around $18 million.
Fedor shared the report during an appearance in Zach Lowe’s “Lowe Post”. The Cavaliers acquired LeVert in a trade with the Indiana Pacers during the 2021-22 season to help countervail the losses caused by season-ending injuries to Sexton and Ricky Rubio.
He averaged 13.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game in 19 games with the team in the regular season. Per Fedor, the Cavaliers seeing a better fit for LeVert alongside a smaller guard like Darius Garland.
The fit of Sexton and Garland playing together is certainly questionable. However, LeVert is not also known for his ability in the defensive end. Last season, Sexton averaged 16.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.7 minutes per game.
He played nine games before going down with a torn meniscus. Sexton recorded 24.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.0 steal per game while shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from beyond in the previous season for Cleveland.