Jazz Have Explored Sign-And-Trade For Cavs’ Collin Sexton

While all the talk has centered around Donovan Mitchell, it could be his Jazz backcourt-mate that actually gets moved. Collin Sexton

That would be none other than Mike Conley Jr. — and according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Jazz have explored a sing-and-trade arrangement of Conley for Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton.

Sources have told Hoops Wire both the Jazz and Heat have an interest in Sexton, as we first reported here. Sexton is a restricted free agent.

For now, the Cavs seem more likely to try to continue trying to negotiate a new deal for Sexton. And even if they did move on to sign-and-trade scenarios — always a possibility — Conley may not be a player they sought in return.

“The Cavaliers wouldn’t appear to have a need for an additional point guard, and it seems unlikely that Conley would be the returning player Cleveland would prioritize if talks ever gained legitimate traction,” Fischer wrote.

Conley, 34, signed a three-year $72.5 million deal with the Jazz before last season. He averaged 13.7 points and 5.3 assists in 72 games.Mike Conley Jr

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 told Hoops Wire he viewed it as “unlikely” the Cavs will trade Sexton before the season.

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.

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  1. Danny Ainge is out to fleece Gilbert and Altman again (Isiah Thomas trade) if we accept Conley in a trade for Sexton. Conley is NOT what the Cavs need in their backcourt.

  2. This isn’t newsworthy imo unless it happened.
    If the Cavs are too cheap to pay him and consider dealing Sexton it will be for another under 25 player that fits their starting line up better, after investing so much future wiggle room on DG. Good luck finding Young Bull types of players that anyone would give up in a trade that is as good as Sexton has been though.
    I really think the Cavs are going to lose a lot of fans over this if he is traded, well at least the one’s that are diehard fans not the bandwagon fans from last season.

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