Collin Sexton expected to use Cavs’ training camp as leverage

Collin Sexton still remains at an impasse with the Cavs and it just doesn’t feel like there has been any major movement of late. Both sides are not willing to make move back and as a result the scoring remains a restricted free agent ahead of the training camp.

Training camp is fast approaching and the idea of Sexton holding out has been floated. The 6-foot-1 guard wants to get a deal done, and he might consider using some leverage to force Cleveland’s hand, per Chris Fedor of cleveland.com.

Fedor does not think that this is unlikely, though, and it’s still possible that both camps somehow arrive at a common ground between now and late September. It seems that the most likely scenario is that Collin Sexton will enter the new season without a long-term extension in place.

Sexton, a restricted free agent this summer, wants $20 million per season. The Cleveland Cavaliers, on the other hand, tabled an offer of $40 million for three years. As of now, no team showed interest in covering those financial demands.

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It’s still a possibility that he will sign the qualification offer from the Cavs and play the next season to rebuild his value and enter the market as an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Sexton has averaged 20.0 points, 3.3 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game, playing in 218 games in four seasons with Cleveland.

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