NBA rumors: Collin Sexton to become restricted free agent

More on Collin Sexton Extension?

According to league sources, the Cavaliers have begun to explore trade options involving leading scorer Collin Sexton. Sexton, 22, is extension-eligible this summer, averaged 24.3 points per game last season, and appears likely to seek a maximum contract. Also eligible for an extension is 23-year-old center Jarrett Allen, who is also expected to command a lucrative deal.
The Cavs need to trade Collin Sexton and build around Isaac Okoro and Darius Garland. Do you think the front office thinks that way? – Scott Iantosca. Terry Pluto: An NBA executive suggested the Cavs could consider that because it’s a salary cap crusher to pay Allen and Sexton both long-term contracts over $100 million. This guy likes Sexton as a player, but not on a maximum contract. As I wrote last weekend, Sexton may want something like the 5-year, $163 million deal Sacramento gave guard De’Aaron Fox in 2020. Their stats as similar. But is Sexton a maximum contract player simply because the Kings gave the money to Fox?
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