Collin Sexton trade rumors: Mavericks, Cavaliers have discussed sign-and-trade for guard, per report

It’s been nearly two months since free agency began and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton remains unsigned. 23-year-old Gardley A A three-year, $40 million offer on the table from the Cavaliers to remain in Cleveland, but reports earlier this summer indicated he was seeking a deal that would pay him $20 million a year. Nothing has materialized for Sexton yet, but recent reports suggest that at one point Sexton was part of sign-and-trade discussions with the Dallas Mavericks.

On a recent episode of the “Wine and Gold Talk” podcast, Cavaliers insider Chris Feder reported that Cleveland was in talks with the Mavericks about a possible sign-and-trade on Sexton. However, the talks went nowhere because Dallas did not have the assets Cleveland wanted to acquire.

“The Cavs have had conversations with Dallas about a sign-and-trade for Collin Sexton,” Feder said. But if you’re talking about a sign-and-trade, the Cavs need something back that will be of value to them. And neither the Jazz nor the Mavericks have the pieces the Cavs want back in a sign-and-trade for Collin.”

The Jazz were also mentioned as a potential suitor for Sexton, but it is believed that Utah will trade All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell. Looking at the report the team just received Re-engaged in trade talks with New York Knicks, things seem to be moving in that direction. As it relates to the Mavericks, it seems like the only way they can land Sexton is if they manage to pull Cleveland’s prized assets to a third team, but when you add more teams to the deal, it gets more complicated.

If Mavericks did Should they manage to land Sexton, he will surely fill the void left by Jalen Brunson, who left Dallas for the Knicks this summer. In four seasons, Sexton averaged 20 points, 3.3 assists and three rebounds while shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from 3-point territory. He would slot nicely in the backcourt alongside Luka Doncic as a secondary playmaker, and it would allow the Mavericks to move Spencer Dinwiddie back to the bench in a sixth man capacity, an area he has excelled in his career. Sexton’s ability to make 3s at a consistent clip gives Dallas the floor spacing it needs around Doncic in the starting lineup, and his experience as the lead guard in Cleveland will always pressure Doncic to do everything.

The obvious caveat with Sexton is that he is coming off a season in which he appeared in just 11 games due to a torn meniscus he suffered earlier in the season. However, the former first round pick has been seen playing in pro-am leagues this summer where he Looks rather healthy.

While Sexton waits for a more lucrative deal in free agency, Feder suggested his camp might wait to sign deals until the situations with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Mitchell are resolved. Durant requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets two months ago, while Irving was involved with the Los Angeles Lakers in trade talks during the offseason. Neither of those situations have been resolved, and moving one or both players could change the league’s landscape, opening up more suitors for Sexton to get the contract he wants.

While teams like the Mavericks and Jazz may be interested in Sexton, it seems like they’re playing a waiting game like the rest of the league to see what happens with Durant, Irving and Mitchell.

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