Cavaliers guard Sexton, 23, part of Mitchell blockbuster deal for sign-and-trade to Jazz
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Cavaliers guard Sexton, 23, part of Mitchell blockbuster deal for sign-and-trade to Jazz

As the Utah Jazz finally reached an agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers on the trade case of main Donovan Mitchell today, the Cavaliers will send three players including 23-year-old guard Collin Sexton and three future first-rounders The draft rights go to the Jazz, and the 25-year-old Mitchell will be traded to the Cavaliers.

The Jazz aimed to rebuild their roster in the offseason, and the Mitchell trade that had been negotiated for a long time in the offseason is now finally settled. The New York Knicks, who had previously tried to become a potential trading party, recently withdrew after they could not negotiate a deal with the Jazz for their first-round draft pick. The Cavaliers and the Jazz brought good news of a deal today.

According to the trade report, the Jazz will send Mitchell to the Cavaliers in exchange for 25-year-old forward Lauri Markkanen, Sexton and the 22-year-old rookie Okay . Abagi three players. It also received three unguaranteed first-round picks from the blockbuster deal, as well as first-round pick swaps in 2026 and 2028.

As for Sexton , who was originally a restricted free agent for the Cavaliers, because the Cavs were slow to provide the contract he wanted in the offseason, but in order to use Sexton as a bargaining chip in this trade, the Cavaliers finally paid He offered a four-year, $72 million guaranteed contract to join the Jazz on a front-to-back basis. Although the Cavaliers offered less than the $90 million in salary that Sexton demanded, Sexton agreed to the contract.

Sexton played in 60 games for the Cavaliers from 2022 to 2021, averaging 24.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1 steal and 0.2 blocks per game, with an overall shooting percentage of 47.5%. However, the 23-year-old guard suffered a torn meniscus and underwent surgery last season and only played in 11 games. Based on the possible instability of his performance after the injury, this may be a reason the Cavaliers are reluctant to pay. The reason he offered a high-paying contract.

Now that Sexton has obtained the contract in this blockbuster trade and has gone to the new team, the Jazz, who are in the rebuilding stage, may also trade guard Malik Beasley, 34-year-old veteran guard Mike Conley and forwards. Bojan Bogdanovic, Sexton will likely be the main core of the lineup by then.


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