3 reasons why the NBA Draft means Collin Sexton is returning

Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
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Entering the 2022 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers had a wealth of options available to them. They could take one of a few different targets at the 14th pick, move around the draft board with three second-round picks as ammunition, or trade out entirely to reshape the veterans on the roster.

We discussed earlier this week how the Cavs’ draft moves affected the players currently on the roster, placing some on the hot seat and letting others breathe a sigh of relief. There is one more player related to the Cavs that was impacted by the draft as well, and that is restricted free agent Collin Sexton.

The future of Collin Sexton and the Cleveland Cavaliers is uncertain, but after the NBA Draft there are multiple reasons to think he is back with the Cavs

The back-and-forth with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Collin Sexton hasn’t had much activity lately, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still happening behind closed doors. The Cavs reportedly offered Sexton a similar deal to Jordan Clarkson in Utah, a three-year, $51 million extension that clearly valued him as a bench player.

Sexton not only wants to start, he wants to be a star, and is looking for $20 million a season in Cleveland or elsewhere. The trend all spring has been that Sexton is likely gone, but the draft may have signaled otherwise. Here are three reasons why the NBA Draft signals that Sexton is going to return to the Cavs.