Going into NBA free agency, Collin Sexton was expected to be one of the best names available and many were saying he was a Top 5 keeper in this draft class.
While Jalen Brunson was a bigger name on the move in Day 1 of free agency, the guard market has been very weak this offseason and Sexton’s market has cooled tremendously.
The New York Knicks were originally interested in him before signing Brunson and neither the Detroit Pistons nor the Dallas Mavericks seem interested in making a move for the restricted free agent.
One team with cap space to watch is the Indiana Pacers, but they have Tyrese Haliburton, TJ McConnell and second-round pick Andrew Nembhard in their backcourt.
Although he remains unsigned more than two weeks into the free agency period, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Collin Sexton don’t seem overly concerned as both sides are interested in each other.
During the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, the general consensus among league circles was that Sexton would resign with the Cavaliers and it looks like Cleveland will bring back their young guard for at least one more year.
Their $7.2 million qualifying offer is still there for Collin Sexton and it’s possible the 23-year-old guard will accept that offer to become an unrestricted free agent in 2023.
After all, Sexton is coming off a torn meniscus suffered at the start of the 2021-22 season, so some teams have been a little tired of investing a lot of money in him this offseason, including the Cavaliers.
Since being drafted eighth overall by the Cavaliers in the 2018 NBA Draft, Sexton has averaged 20.0 points, 3.3 assists and shot 45.8% from the floor in Cleveland.