NBA Trade Rumors: Is it time for Jazz to part ways with Collin Sexton?
When the Utah Jazz traded Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Collin Sexton was an important part of the package that was sent back. After just one season with the Jazz, though, it’s not off the table that he could be on the move again.
With how good Keyonte George, one of the team’s first-round picks, looked in the NBA Summer League, it’s not outlandish to say that the Jazz may want him to be the starting point guard sooner rather than later. And if so, perhaps that’s a big reason why Sexton could be traded. But that may not be the only motivation to move on from Sexton.
It was reported around the NBA Draft, it was reported that the Jazz had made Sexton available via trade. However, nothing else had been reported on the subject since then. That could lead many to believe that Utah is going to hold on to Sexton for now.
However, the question is, should the Jazz move on from Sexton now?
The Utah Jazz would be selling low on Collin Sexton
If the Jazz would be willing to trade Sexton now, it wouldn’t be the best in terms of a potential return. Coming off an injury, Sexton slowly played his way into form with the Jazz. In the end, for a myriad of reasons, Sexton played in only 48 games (starting just 15 of them) and averaged a career-low 14 points and three assists per game on 51 percent shooting from the field and 39 percent shooting from 3-point range. He also only played 24 minutes per contest.
He was still productive and had an efficient offensive season but didn’t have nearly the same production as he did during his final two full seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. That said, there are still factors working in Sexton’s favor. He’s still just 24 years old and has a fairly reasonable contract (three years, $45.6 million).
If the Jazz is ready to open up some minutes for some of their other young guards, perhaps trading Sexton would make sense. At this point, it’s tough to gauge just how willing Utah is to trade Sexton.
Are they open to doing it for the right price? Are they openly shopping him? We should get more clarity as the season begins, but it’s certainly something to monitor.