The Dallas Mavericks were reportedly one of the NBA teams interested in finding a way to sign Collin Sexton to a multi-year deal. However, botth the Cavs and Mavs recongnized there was no real path to work on a sign-and-trade, per the Cavs’ insider Chris Fedor.
Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report recently had a Chris Fedor, a reporter for Cleveland.com, on his podcast to talk on the state of the Cavaliers.
Fedor threw cold water on the “Sexton to Mavericks scenario” referring also to the Jazz and Heat facing the same issue. The Cavs have reportedly balked in the Mavs’ offer and they offered a contract worth $40 million for three years to Sexton.
The Mavericks do not have the cap space to make a worthy offer to the scoring guard, so the Cavaliers have to be engaged in talks to orchestrate a trade with Dallas. Both the Heat and Jazz have had similar troubles putting together a package for Sexton, per Fedor.
Dallas seems to have interest in the scoring guard after losing Jalen Brunson in free agency. Spencer Dinwiddie potentially will assume a starting role, but, the Mavs are lacking depth in the ball-handler role with Doncic and Dinwiddie as the only options.
As of now, the most viable path for the former Alabama product is to sign the Cavs’ qualifying offer and re-enter free agency next season as an unrestricted free agent. s. Sexton is currently sitting on a three-year, $40 million offer from Cleveland.
Few teams can surpass that offer, as the rest of the NBA does not have the cap space to offer more. No team has shown strong interest in the scoring guard, maybe due to the fact that he’s recovering from a torn meniscus.