Collin Sexton, Cavs Fail To Agree To Contract Extension

The Cavaliers and guard Collin Sexton failed to reach agreement on a rookie-scale contract extension prior to Monday’s 6 p.m. EST deadline, sources told Hoops Wire.Collin Sexton

Sexton, 21, is 6-foot-1 and led the Cavs in scoring last season at 24.3 points in 60 games. He also averaged 4.4 assists and 3.1 rebounds.

The decision means Sexton will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

Teams needed to agree on rookie-scale extensions with players from the 2018 draft class ahead of the deadline, or allow those players to test free agency. Sexton was the No. 8 overall pick in 2018.

“We’ve put a lot into Collin, working with him. We believe in him,” coach J.B. Bickerstaff told reporters prior to the deadline. “We would love to have him here as part of what we’re doing.”

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  1. Sexton has both impressed and disappointed relative to expectations. In some of the places he’s expected or assumed he’d be good at, he struggles. Then in unexpected facets of the game, he’s blown everybody away.

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