The Cleveland Cavaliers will trade Collin Sexton sooner rather than later. That much is clear at this juncture.
Now, the only question is where precisely the Cavs will send their young star.
Given the talent Sexton has displayed, this move could determine Cleveland’s fortunes for the next half decade. If the front office plays this incorrectly, an organizational implosion is inevitable.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Knicks are very much interested in a deal that could net them Sexton.
“The Knicks are the most aggressive trade suitor for Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, sources said,” he wrote.
“Sexton is eligible for his rookie extension this offseason, and with one year left on his deal, it allows Cleveland to continue to be patient in constructing the roster.”
What would a prospective deal look like? Per Evan Dammarell of SB Nation, the package “would include Obi Toppin, Kevin Knox, and one of New York’s 2021 first rounders.”
If the Knicks can’t make this deal happen, at least one other notable squad has expressed interest in Sexton’s services.
And of course the Miami Heat continue to hover in the background, trying to figure out if they can swing a trade of some sort.
This past year, Sexton averaged 24.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. With Derrick Rose, Alec Burks and Elfrid Payton all set to hit free agency in the offseason, he could go a long ways in filling a legitimate problem area for the Knicks.
Will the front office be willing to give up Toppin, Knox and a 2021 first rounder to make it happen, though? Time will tell.