The very fact that Sexton hasn’t re-signed with the team is a pretty good indication that Cleveland is weighing its options with him – they could keep him around even though the roster has seemingly moved on without him or they could send him away in favor of some pretty sizable trade assets.
We are at the point now where we might be hearing some huge news about Sexton very, very soon.
— Vice City Alerts (@ViceCityAlerts) July 11, 2022
The latest rumor says that both the Miami Heat and Utah Jazz have expressed interest in doing a sign-and-trade for Sexton.
On the surface, the idea of Sexton on either of those teams doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense but when you really think about it, a picture becomes clearer.
Sexton Hot In Miami
Why would the Heat want yet another guard with Sexton?
They’re already rich with guards and most of them are quite good.
But Sexton doesn’t only bring youth, he brings skill too: he has a career average of 20 points, 3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists a game – and he’s just 23 years old.
When you think of Sexton coming to Miami in place of someone like Kyle Lowry, who is 36, has a career average of 14.8 points, and is now prone to injury, it is a trade that mostly makes sense.
Sexton on the Jazz would give a lot of support to the team’s backcourt, including Donovan Mitchell, but it remains to be seen if they have the assets for any sort of swap.
It’s not surprising to hear that teams are wanting Sexton, but they will need to give up something or someone substantial to land him.