Would the team be offering him a massive deal or will they accept an offer from another team and let him go on his way?
Well, now we know what they are putting forward for Sexton and it’s decidedly way less than people expected.
The Cavaliers offered $40 million over three years, which is a far cry from what most Cleveland fans saw coming for Sexton.
I'm not the biggest Collin Sexton fan but 3 years, $40-million is insulting.
I get the ACL tear but 20+ point scorers don't grow on trees:
Y1: 17-3-3 on 44-40-84 (82 games)
Y2: 21-3-3 on 47-38-85 (65)
Y3: 24-3-4 on 48-37-82 (60)
Y4: 16-3-2 on 45-24-74 (11)
Bet on yourself 💪 pic.twitter.com/D7rbWGNIBB
— The Front Office (@NBASkoolOfThort) July 24, 2022
On Twitter, The Front Office tore into the deal, saying, “I’m not the biggest Collin Sexton fan but 3 years, $40-million is insulting.”
When looking at Sexton’s statistics over his first few years in the league, it’s obvious that he’s become a very talented player – despite a major injury that sidelined him last year.
So now what happens with him after this measly offer?
Counting On Collin
Now that Darius Garland has replaced Sexton as the team’s primary ball-handler, it remains to be seen how he fits in the squad’s rotation moving forward.
This low-ball offer from Cleveland suggests the team is ready to say goodbye to him and is willing to hear offers.
But the team has gone so low with this contract that even if another team tries for more, it won’t be by much.
They have painted Sexton into a contractual corner that doesn’t live up to his potential.
Meanwhile, there haven’t been many teams knocking at Cleveland’s door trying to land Sexton.
That means that he really may be coming back to the Cavaliers next season for far less than he’s actually worth.
This cheap offer could upset Sexton but maybe it’ll be what he needs to get fired up and have his best season yet.