There will be a robust trade market for Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton this offseason.
After three years playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, it seems as though Collin Sexton’s days in Northeast Ohio are numbered.
Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo reported that Cleveland is exploring trade options for their former first-round pick out of Alabama. Sexton will be 23 years old next season and will be extension-eligible this summer. While he would certainly try to command the max, Cleveland already has Darius Garland in the backcourt and has to find a way to pay Jarrett Allen as well.
With the Sexton sweepstakes unofficially official, let’s go find the promising guard a new team.
Cleveland Cavaliers: 5 teams who could trade for Collin Sexton
Houston Rockets have a lot of problems, but maybe a point guard ain’t one?
One could easily argue the Houston Rockets were the toughest watch in the NBA a season ago. No team cratered as catastrophically as did Houston since the days of the Orlando bubble. Parting ways with head coach Mike D’Antoni did not help, and superstar guard James Harden forcing his way out of town rendered Stephen Silas’ team utterly useless during his first season on the bench.
The Rockets need all the help they can get. Since Texas is a state with no income tax, relatively new owner Tilman Fertitta may have no issue paying a promising player on the rise like Sexton. He would be a building block for what is now easily the worst team in the Southwest Division. Of course, the Rockets have the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft and may take a guard then.
The upside to Cleveland potentially trading Sexton to the Rockets is that he will not play in the same conference anymore, and you would only see him twice a year. The problem is Houston is on the same competitive timeline as the Cavaliers. Houston could totally draft Jalen Suggs out of Gonzaga with the No. 2 overall selection. Both parties could make it work, but this is a long shot.
Surely, Sexton would really like an opportunity to be traded to a team that will make the playoffs.