There are many fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers who are standing up for Collin Sexton right now.
The team just extended a qualifying offer to the guard this week and now sits and waits to see if other teams in the league attempt to sign him.
Since he is a restricted free agent if he doesn’t take the offer, the Cavs will have the chance to match any offer from across the association.
However, the Cavs aren’t poised to pay Sexton too much, meaning there is a good chance another team may offer something the Cavs aren’t willing to spend.
So the Sexton era may be coming to an end in Cleveland.
Everybody sees Collin's worth. Everybody sees Collin's positives. But it's about how much those things are worth in an honest evaluation when very few teams have the cap space to give him a a lucrative contract. The contract needs to match his value. https://t.co/ePVbBwLGZm
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) June 27, 2022
There are many people wondering why Cleveland isn’t trying to write up a bigger deal for Sexton.
The exciting guard was averaging 16 points a game before he was injured and forced to miss the rest of the season.
Shouldn’t he be landing a contract that matches his talent?
As Chris Fedor made a good point on Twitter: it’s not as black and white as that.
“Everybody sees Collin’s worth,” Fedor said.
He added: “Everybody sees Collin’s positives. But it’s about how much those things are worth in an honest evaluation when very few teams have the cap space to give him a lucrative contract. The contract needs to match his value.”
Sexton has a lot of value, there is no denying that.
But there is a major question around what his future with Cavs looks like.
The team has changed a lot over the last couple of seasons with an influx of new talent and a surge forward in the Eastern Conference.
The truth is that the Cavs are stuck in a tough spot: they want to keep Sexton but he’s also not the most important player on their team so they aren’t able to offer him a heftier deal.
They might end up losing him but that’s a risk they are willing to take.
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