The team just made him a qualifying offer for the next season and they now have the ability to match any offers from other teams that might want to sign the guard.
Latest reports say that the qualifying offer with the Cavs would give Sexton $7.2 million for the 2022-23 season, which is a decent chunk of change for someone who sat out most of the last season.
Some people are saying that the Cavs should stay firm with that amount and let Sexton go if another team offers him more.
Others are saying he’s easily worth a higher sum.
Here’s a list of players who made roughly $20 million last season:
Tim Hardaway Jr
Are we pretending 23 year old Collin Sexton isn’t worth that?
— Tony Pesta (@Tony_Pesta) June 20, 2022
As Tony Pesta put it, “are we pretending 23 year old Collin Sexton isn’t worth that?”
Sexton Getting Paid
Sexton has been part of the Cavs since 2018, when he was selected as the eighth pick in the draft.
He was the team’s leading point producer for his first three seasons, before he was joined by some of the big names that are now front and center in Cleveland.
Sexton currently has a career average of 20 points, 3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists.
He was putting up strong numbers during the 2021-22 season but a season-ending meniscus tear forced him off the floor back in November.
Sexton has been referred to as a big part of the team’s future and an important asset for the squad moving forward.
So does that mean they are going to pony up more cash for him or will Sexton be packing his bags soon?