Collin Sexton Seeking More Than Cavs’ First Offer In Contract Talks

The Cavaliers and Collin Sexton are still a bit apart in contract talks, with the Cavs’ initial offer being less than Sexton is aiming to land, per Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.Collin Sexton

The Cavs’ goal is to re-sign Sexton and have him back in the fold after he was sidelined for all but 11 games last season.

But per Fischer, Sexton is seeking a deal that will pay him more than $20 million annually, while the Cavs’ offer was closer to three years at $51 million “during early extension talks.”

Cleveland tendered a qualifying offer to Sexton on Tuesday, making him a restricted fee agent. While he can sign with any team, the Cavs will have the opportunity to match. The Wizards, Pistons and Knicks are among those that have been linked to Sexton, though he seems to be a Plan B in all of those places. With the Cavs, he’s Plan A.

Sources told Hoops Wire that the Mavericks could also make a serious run at Sexton should they lose Jalen Brunson to the Knicks.

“But while Sexton is believed to covet upwards of $20 million on the open market, Cleveland presented a deal closer to Jordan Clarkson‘s three-year, $51 million back during early extension conversations,” Fischer wrote.

Sexton led the Cavs in scoring in 2020-21 at 24.3 points, then again last season before the injury at 16.0 points. In his absence, fellow guard Darius Garland became an All-Star. Garland and Sexton are both represented by agent Rich Paul, and it is believed that Garland really wants Sexton back in Cleveland.

The Cavs do have a little bit of leverage, as they acquired Caris LeVert at the trade deadline, and figure he will be even better with a full training camp under his belt. Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman and lottery pick Ochai Agbaji also play Sexton’s position — though sources have told Hoops Wire the Cavs are looking to trade Osman.

Either way, that was just the Cavs’ first offer to Sexton. More talks and offers are certainly looming, with the start of free agency right around the corner.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Back-up Brunson and Van Fleet contract extension are setting the market. Injured knee or not he should be at the $20 mil mark to start with IF they are sincere about wanting to keep him.

    • I don’t agree with 20 to start,not coming off injury, and think 17.5 is fair on a short term prove yourself type contract. But if Cavs could get him to agree to that amount they would want longer on that amount and so that could be a exit ticket for him unless they would lay down player option 4th year or something.

    • Apparently you missed the part where J.Allen got hurt the Cavs watched DG pad his scoring stats and lead the team to the draft lottery without his favorite lob threat.
      The Cavs are a poorly run org to pay any non superstar 191 million just plain dumb, so hey maybe
      they will take your advice and do something else stupid and trade away the one guy that might help DG earn at least a part of that duffel

  2. Start with Dorts 5/87 and go up from there. Sexton is better and is easily a 6thMoY career type guard going forward, for most any roster, but if someone wants to overpay to steal him for their starting 2 guard ,Cavs regret it by mid season imo as it ensures DG gets hurt and they lose the season

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