Rumors continue to swirl about Collin Sexton‘s future with the Cavaliers franchise and while many believe a trade is inevitable, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com says not so fast. Sources close to the situation tell Fedor that the combo guard anticipates being part of the franchise’s long-term outlook.
The fit next to Darius Garland has been questionable at times, though Sexton just came off a career year from a statistical standpoint, averaging 24.3 points per game while dishing out 4.4 assists per contest. Sexton is eligible for a rookie-scale extension this summer and there is some worry that the franchise will have to dole out a lucrative contact to keep the former Alabama product in town long-term.
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Fedor notes that the franchise is considering all options with the roster, including listening to calls about the No. 3 overall pick. However, simply considering does not mean a trade is likely. John Hollinger of The Athletic hears that Cleveland is likely to remain in the No. 3 spot (Hollinger adds that the Pistons and Rockets are likely to stay ahead of the Cavs as well).
Cavaliers considering Jonathan Kuminga at No. 3?
Jonathan Kuminga held his pro day over the weekend in front of several league executives including the Cavaliers. People in attendance got a close-up look at the 6-foot-8 forward’s unique mix of size, length, athleticism, and skill. Word is that he also showcased a better jumper than his season in the G-League indicated.
“He showed up and shot it well,” a scout said. “He really helped himself today. He won’t fall past No. 5.”
Cleveland will bring in Kuminga for a private workout over the next month.