NBA Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers, Collin Sexton not close to agreement

Collin Sexton (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)
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NBA Rumors: According to a recent report, the Cleveland Cavaliers and RFA guard Collin Sexton are not close to an agreement.

Heading into free agency, the expectation was that Collin Sexton was going to be one of the most sought-after restricted free agents on the market. However, at least up until now, Sexton and his camp haven’t found a deal that is to their liking – whether that’s from the Cleveland Cavaliers or another team.

And now that the free agent market has dried up to a certain extent, it’s looking like Sexton is either going to have to re-sign with the Cavs or find a payday via a sign-and-trade agreement.

Though, if the Cavs are considered a plan A for Sexton, there may not be much hope.

Per a recent report, the Cavs and Sexton are not any closer to a deal. With less than two months from the start of training camp, there has to be some urgency on behalf of Sexton and his camp.

Apart from his talks with the Cavs, it doesn’t appear that there’s a vast market for him via sign-and-trade either.

If all else fails, Sexton could elect to go all-in on this season in an attempt to rebuild his value. He could play for the qualifying offer, but that would also represent another risk that perhaps he may not be willing to take.

It’s a shame that Sexton finds himself in this situation but that’s generally what happens when players hit free agency coming off a big injury. When healthy, Sexton has proven to be a really good player. And considering that he’s just 23 years old, there’s no question that he’s just getting better and should bounce back from this injury.

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It’ll be interesting to see what ends up happening with Sexton. But it’s looking less and less likely that he’s going to get the long-term, big-money deal that he may be seeking.