Pacers, Pistons Predicted To Have Interest In Collin Sexton In Free Agency

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With the NBA offseason starting to get close, many teams are already focused on offseason moves. Among those two teams are the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons, who are both headed for a high draft pick. One player that both teams could have their eyes on in NBA free agency is restricted free agent point guard Collin Sexton.

Sexton is going to be a very intriguing name to watch in free agency. He isn’t expected to end up back with the Cavaliers, but Cleveland will have the opportunity to match any offer on him. Potential suitors will need to come with an aggressive offer sheet to bring him onboard.

According to Bleacher Report NBA reporter Jake Fischer, both the Pistons and Pacers could have interest in signing Sexton this offseason.

B/R’s Jake Fischer reported Sexton is seeking upward of $20 million per season on his next deal. It would be a surprise to see Cleveland start the bidding anywhere near that number. Sexton could get an offer big enough from a rebuilder with room (think Detroit Pistons or Indiana Pacers) to prevent the Cavs from matching.

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Throughout the course of the 2021-22 season, Sexton ended up playing in just 11 games before going down with a left meniscus tear. He averaged 16 points per game to go along with 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 0.9 steals. Sexton shot 45 percent from the floor and 24.4 percent from three-point range.

Back in the 2020-21 season, Sexton showed off some of his full potential. In that season, he averaged 24.3 points and 4.4 assists per game. Sexton shot 47.5 percent from the floor and 37.1 percent from the three-point line, which are numbers that both the Pacers and Pistons would love to have.

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Sexton is the kind of player that could become a franchise changer for whoever gives him a contract. He is a top-notch scorer, but does need to improve as a creator for his teammates. If he can take that step, the offensive impact that he can make on a game will be limitless.

Expect to see quite a few teams line up with interest in signing Collin Sexton. Assuming the Cavaliers don’t bring him back, either the Pistons or Pacers make a lot of sense for him.