Cavs Notes: Collin Sexton, Koby Altman, Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr.

Terry Pluto of cited two NBA sources who suggested the Cavaliers should trade leading scorer Collin Sexton, with money talks between the franchise and third-year guard on the horizon.

Sexton could receive a contract extension this offseason, though any scenario involving Sexton, the Cavs and a contract won’t actually be pressing until 2022. This summer, the priority will be center Jarrett Allen, a restricted free agent who the Cavs intend to keep.

Collin Sexton

Pluto and other insiders have suggested the Cavs will be willing to give Allen a deal worth $100 million to keep him in Cleveland. But with two years and $60 million still left on Kevin Love‘s contract, negotiating a large Sexton extension could handcuff the franchise financially, Pluto wrote.

More from Cleveland

  • Cavs GM Koby Altman has done a solid job in making lottery picks given where the Cavs have drafted, and Pluto is therefore in favor of Altman keeping his job. I wrote similar sentiments over at FortyEightMinutes, though if Altman does stay, the Cavs will need to make some obvious strides for him to remain beyond 2022.
  • The Cavs have been looking to trade Love over the past several seasons, but his injury history and large contract will make a deal extremely complicated. If no takers are found, Cleveland may want to consider trying to buy out Love’s deal, Pluto wrote.
  • Several playoff contenders expressed trade interest in Larry Nance Jr. ahead of deadline in March, and that interest is likely to continue during the summer transaction period. But as Pluto mentioned, Nance is an unselfish teammate and perhaps the team’s best defender — so it would take quite a bit for the Cavs to move him.

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  1. So let Sexton go because of Love’s contract vs. getting rid of Love to keep your best player?? That sounds like Cavalier logic for sure. Getting rid of Love should be priority 1…period.

    So in 4 years, this franchise have loss or traded the following group of players:

    Kyrie – only Sexton to show for it.
    LBJ – Nothing in return
    Clarkson (top scorer in league off the bench) – Bum & ALWAYS hurt Exum who’s gone
    KPJ – I don’t remember what we got in return…..ball rack maybe?
    Drummond – Nothing. People can poo poo him all they want but he was averaging 18&15 when traded and we played better with him than Allen in the middle.

    Bad teams can’t lose that level of talent and get nothing in return and expect not to be very bad. We are what are record says we are. SMH

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