The Cavs have done as expected and picked up guard Collin Sexton’s third-year contract option. The Cavs’ 2018 first-round pick, the 20-year-old Sexton will make $4.99 million in the 2020-21 season.
The Athletic’s Kelsey Russo first reported the news.
This was an expected move and frankly a no-brainer. Sexton had an impressive rookie year and, at the very least, he looks like he’s going to be able to score in the NBA inside and out. At under $5 million next season, he’s also very cheap and it’d be a much more jarring decision if his option wasn’t picked up.
After the 2020-21 season, Sexton has one more team option the Cavs can pick up for $6.3 million ahead of the 2021-22 season. After that, if he and the team can’t agree to an extension, he’ll be a restricted free agent in 2022.
Aside from Sexton, the other rookie option the Cavs have to decide on is Ante Zizic’s, worth $3.8 million. It’s unclear what Cleveland’s plan is for Zizic at the current moment, as he’s out with an injury and has a less clear place in what the Cavs are building.