Cavs sign and trade with Magic could get Collin Sexton paid

Gary Harris, Orlando Magic. Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images
Gary Harris, Orlando Magic. Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images /
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Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images /

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Collin Sexton are not anywhere close to agreeing to a new deal. The Cavs have reportedly offered three years and $40 million to Sexton, which equates to about what a good bench guard should expect. Sexton, understandably so, wants much more.

If the Cavs and Sexton can’t agree on mutual terms for “Young Bull” to return to the team, then either Sexton takes his $7.23 million qualifying offer or he needs to find an offer elsewhere. The teams with cap space, namely the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs, don’t seem to be interested in inking him to an offer.

Sexton and his camp will therefore have to go to teams without cap space for an offer, and convince them not only to sign him to a larger deal than the one that the Cavs are offering but to do so alongside trading assets to bring him in.

The Cavs and Collin Sexton need to get creative to help him get paid. Would this sign and trade idea with the Orlando Magic work for all sides?

Since that seems like the best “win-win-win” type of scenario for all parties, we are going to highlight it in the coming days or even weeks as the negotiations draw out. Which teams might be interested in trading for Sexton? To which packages would the Cavs say yes?

Today let’s highlight one such example, a trade with the Orlando Magic that would bring back help on the wing, give the Magic a dynamic scorer, and get Sexton paid – at least, more than he would be in Cleveland. Here’s the trade:

Let’s break down why each of the three parties might do this trade, starting with the Cavaliers.