Warriors eyeing Collin Sexton?

Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton looks to drive vs. the Kings. - AP

Collin Sexton is reportedly “very available” in trade talks and teams around the league are taking notice, including the Warriors. Golden State is “intrigued” with the idea of acquiring Sexton, according to Evan Dammarell of Fear The Sword (Twitter link).

Such a trade would not net the Cavaliers James Wiseman or an asset like the No. 7 overall pick in the draft, Dammarell adds.

Golden State owns the No. 14 overall selection as well and perhaps that could be the asset they deal for Sexton. GM Bob Myers recently hinted that the team would not be keeping both of their first-rounders.

“I don’t think it will be a situation where we are trying to develop players at the risk of losing; that’s the short answer,” Warriors GM Bob Myers said of the team’s offseason plans. “We’re not going to develop and have it cost us games. That’s not the plan.”

Sexton, who is just 22-years-old, had his best season from a statistical standpoint this past season. The Alabama product scored 24.3 points per game while making 47.5 percent of his shots from the field.

Teams around the league like Sexton’s talent but his fit as well as his looming contract extension are making teams wary of trading for the former No. 8 overall pick.

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