The Cavaliers remain interested in a long-term deal with guard Collin Sexton next summer after failing to agree on a rookie extension prior to the season. Sources said Sexton sought a four-year deal in the $100 million range, but the Cavaliers wanted a fifth year on any agreement. Cleveland has revamped its roster, adding Evan Mobley, Ricky Rubio and Markkanen, and currently is in the midst of a strong 7-3 start in the Eastern Conference. Sexton’s role has changed with additional talent around him, and the lack of an extension provides both sides with the opportunity to evaluate the situation. Sexton is averaging 16 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists so far this season.
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Chris Fedor: Multiple sources tell @clevelanddotcom that #Cavs Collin Sexton’s side initially hoped for a contract in the $100M range. But they were never stuck on that number. They were open & willing to finalize a lesser deal. Now it’s time to move forward. Together
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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January 27, 2022 | 6:16 pm EST Update
Dave McMenamin: Frank Vogel says LeBron James is out tonight. He woke up with some soreness in his left knee. Vogel says James will be day to day so that keeps his availability for tomorrow’s back-to-back in Charlotte in question.
Birmingham could be primed for a new BBL team – with Hakeem Olajuwon as its figurehead. MVP can reveal that a consortium of investors is set to draft a proposal for the first British Basketball League franchise in the city in over a decade, with the former Houston Rockets superstar among the central players involved. The Olympic gold medallist, who now lives primarily in Brum, is already involved with the existing City of Birmingham Rockets club.
A former NBA player sold his waterfront North Palm Beach home for $7.5 million. Tayshaun Prince and his wife, Farah, sold their house at 796 Harbour Isles Court to Las Vegas-based Tequila Little Time LLC, records show.
Prince and his wife bought the house in September 2014 from John and Emmi Mieras for $3.1 million. In January 2015, they contracted with Philip E. Johnson for interior and exterior remodeling, records show. Built in 2002, the 6,595-square-foot home sits on one-third of an acre, according to property records.