Ever since LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2018 NBA offseason, they have been trying to find ways to move on and build a sustainable core for the future. To this point, they have actually done a decent job doing so, as they have Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro and a handful of other relatively young talents.
However, the Cavaliers are still a long ways away from being anything special in the Eastern Conference, which is why change is coming to this team in the offseason. With the introduction of the play-in tournament in the NBA this past year, the Cavs have a better chance to contend for a spot in the playoffs, but still, they do not have as much talent as other teams have.
Kevin Love and his contact situation remains a big talking point of the offseason, but so does the contract status of Collin Sexton. The Cavaliers drafted Sexton 8th overall in 2018 and he has been their best player since, but with him entering the final year of his contract and the salary concerns that exist on this Cleveland roster, there is a growing belief around the league that the Cavaliers will be interested in trading Collin Sexton for the right price. This is now something to monitor in NBA trade rumors.
Finding ways to continue adding young, talented players over the next few seasons will be a point of emphasis for the Cavs and trading Collin Sexton does not really seem like a smart thing to do, but they do run the risk of losing him in free agency next year if they are unable to reach an agreement on a long-term deal this offseason.
Adding more assets now while leveraging Sexton could be a smart move for the Cavs, but what teams will be interested in him? Sources have told NBA Analysis Network that the Knicks, Lakers, Heat, Pelicans and Pacers are all interested in Collin Sexton, but there have been reports that the Warriors could also be interested in the young guard.
What would they have to give up to acquire him? Let’s take a look at a trade scenario in which the Golden State Warriors would trade some assets and a first-round draft pick in exchange for Collin Sexton.