The Cavaliers won the third overall pick in the NBA draft draw on Tuesday, which gave them the opportunity to choose a player who can play alongside Colin Sexton — or possibly replace him.
Cleveland has “begin to explore trade options involving Sexton”, According to Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy WooThe 22-year-old is about to end his career. He averaged 24.3 points and 4.4 assists per game, but the Cavaliers’ potential interest in this deal is more related to their financial situation than Sexton’s. which performed.
Sexton may fight for the highest contract because he is eligible to renew this summer.Starting center Jarrett Allen was acquired as part of the blockbuster deal James Harden in January and is also eligible for the extension, and Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com reported last month The Cavaliers will give Allen “$100 million or more” in his next contract.
If general manager Kobe Altman paid Sexton and Allen at the same time, Cleveland would not have much flexibility in the lineup. The Cavaliers ended the game with a 22-50 record last season, so it seems that they won’t unite a winning team.
Altman may ultimately decide the best position for the Cavaliers to succeed in the future is built around young cores such as Allen, Darius Garland, Isaac Ocoro and this year’s draft pick, even if it means losing them The best shooter. Assuming that Cleveland does not trade down, it will be able to accept prospects like Jaylen Suggs or Jalen Green and fill the void left by the Sexton trade.
In addition to all other things Altman, the Cavaliers can still buy Kevin Love, who seems to have been involved in trading rumors since joining the team in 2014. In short, this is the key offseason for the team.