Heat, Jazz Show Interest In Cavs’ Collin Sexton

The Heat and Jazz have each expressed interest in a sign-and-trade for Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, league sources told Hoops Wire.Collin Sexton

Sexton is a restricted free agent, meaning the Cavs can match any offer from another team to keep him. For now, it seems, the rest of the NBA is waiting to see what develops with the Nets, and their attempts to trade Kevin Durant, and possibly, Kyrie Irving.

The Heat are reportedly in pursuit of Durant and said to be second on his wish list, behind only the Suns. Heat GM Andy Elisburg and Nets GM Sean Marks had dinner in Las Vegas, home of the summer league, presumably to discuss Durant, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Meanwhile, Sexton seemingly has not been generating much outside interest, but that may be because the entire league is on hold, as again, it awaits the Durant outcome.

That said, the Cavs are confident they will eventually come to terms with Sexton and agent Rich Paul, and that Sexton will be back in the fold next season, sources said.

All-Star point guard Darius Garland, for one, reportedly is rooting for a Sexton return.

There also has been some talk of the Mavericks displaying interest after losing Jalen Brunson to the Knicks. But sources told Hoops Wire the Mavs have not reached out to the Cavs, nor Sexton, as Dallas is still weighing its own options.

Sexton appeared in just 11 games last season before being shut down with a torn MCL. At the time of the injury, he was averaging a team-best 16.0 points. That followed a season in which he averaged 24.3 points. The Cavs admired how he took a step back in shot attempts for the good of the team during his brief run last year.

One source said he viewed it as “unlikely” the Cavs will trade Sexton before the season.

Finally, the Jazz are continuing to actively explore trades as CEO Danny Ainge retools the team around star guard Donovan Mitchell.

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  1. Utah has the picks from The Wolves now so they could work it some way with a Bogey rental or I guess if the Cavs want Conley and a first in 23 but I cannot see Altman dealing with Ainge again smh.Better off keeping Sexton.
    Sexton was the only thing good the Cavs got out of that Irving deal and to give him back to the man that fleeced them using a broken Isaiah and the awful Crowder . Miami does not have anyone outside of Hero but you know they want to dump Robinsons deal in any trade yuck

    • Right since they overpaid DG . You pretty much can’t imagine too many scenarios that they overpay Sexton at this point without moving Levert and Cedi at the deadline if not now. No worries there,except they might mess around and lose Sexton next summer ,if they don’t give him over market value now based on presumed amount he will demand next summer after he comes back plays on the qualifying offer and gets at least 4/100 offers from someone where the Cavs will have to pay him more next summer than now to get him to stay . This summer they have been using the lack of market for a player coming off injury to try to benefit their advantage in contract negotiations but in the end it Klutch won’t take it and it will mean they lose out on the true lead dog of this roster even if the machine stepped up in his absence and got paid for it .
      I could see the Heat maybe if they miss out on Mitchell given they lack draft assets trying to talk Sexton into asking for a s/t to play with Butler and Bam.
      Maybe something like Dipo Jovic inspires Altman but I would demand Herro even though needs to get paid next summer.

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