Chris Fedor: #Cavs and shooting guard Collin Sexton do not have an agreement on a rookie-scale contract extension and he’ll become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2021-22 season, sources tell @clevelanddotcom
Chris Fedor: I think there's a recognition on Collins's part that they're not getting the max, not from Cleveland and not from another team in the NBA. That's just the sense that I get right now. It is, they are going to ask for $100 million contract plus. And then I don't know what the number after that is going to be.
Chris Fedor: Around Labor Day, those Collin Sexton extension talks are going to get real, they're going to get substantial. I don't know if something's going to get done. But that that's when they're supposed to really heat up.
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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Justin Grasso: Doc Rivers on Ben Simmons before tonight’s game vs. #Celtics: “I literally don’t even talk about it. I coach the team and the guys that I can see every day. I let Daryl and Elton deal with all of the other stuff.” #Sixers