Collin Sexton’s time with the Cleveland Cavaliers is coming to an end.
Although he at one point looked like a rising star for the franchise, behavioral issues coupled with Darius Garland’s emergence have rendered him expendable.
The question up to this point has simple been: where is he going next?
An answer was offered this week.
According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, three teams have emerged as legit suitors for Collin Sexton: the Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards.
“The [New York] Knicks are not expected to make a run at Collin Sexton, sources said. The Cavaliers have interest in keeping him, but finding a salary figure that extends the combo guard’s tenure in Cleveland may be tricky, especially after the Cavs’ 2021-22 success and the team’s growing cap figure,” Fischer noted.
“Indiana, Detroit and Washington have all been mentioned as early potential landing spots for Sexton.”
Sexton is a very talented player, but he comes with his fair share of headaches. It is never a good sign when your teammates hate you. By the end of his Cleveland run fans disliked him so much that he was blamed for the Cavaliers’ late-season failures despite being injured and not even playing.
A fresh start will benefit all parties involved.
Back in 2020-21 Sexton averaged 24.3 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.1 rebounds while shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc. He only played in 11 games the following season before getting hurt.
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If he is healthy and ready to return to his best self, Sexton could help any one of Indiana, Detroit or Washington a lot. But hopefully he has worked out the behavioral problems that made him persona non grata in Cleveland.
Will Sexton be able to get his career back on track in 2022-23?
Time will tell.