The Cavaliers remain interested in a long-term deal with guard Collin Sexton next summer after failing to agree on a rookie extension prior to the season. Sources said Sexton sought a four-year deal in the $100 million range, but the Cavaliers wanted a fifth year on any agreement. Cleveland has revamped its roster, adding Evan Mobley, Ricky Rubio and Markkanen, and currently is in the midst of a strong 7-3 start in the Eastern Conference. Sexton’s role has changed with additional talent around him, and the lack of an extension provides both sides with the opportunity to evaluate the situation. Sexton is averaging 16 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists so far this season.
What Charania has reported tracks with a lot of what folks have been saying about Sexton and his lack of an extension from the Cavs for a while now. With his newly adjusted role looking more and more like a sixth man for the team, it remains to be seen how much money Sexton will ultimately get either on the open market or the Cavs themselves.