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.
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.
Cavs and Collin Sexton failed to reach a contract extension prior to Monday’s deadline, sources tell @WireHoops. Sexton will become a restricted free agent at season’s end. @AmNotEvan reported the same first.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) October 18, 2021
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.”