It’s been almost two months since free agency began, and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton remains unsigned. The 23-year-old guard has one three-year, $40 million offer on the table from the Cavaliers to remain in Cleveland, but reports earlier this summer indicated he was seeking a deal that would pay him around $20 million a year. So far nothing has materialized about Sexton, but a recent report suggests that at one point Sexton was part of trade talks with the Dallas Mavericks.

On a recent episode of the “Wine and Gold Talk” podcast, Cavaliers insider Chris Fedor reported that Cleveland had been in talks with the Mavericks about a potential sign-and-trade involving Sexton. However, the talks went nowhere because Dallas does not have the assets that Cleveland wants to acquire.

“The Cavs have had talks with Dallas about a sign and trade for Collin Sexton,” Fedor said. But if you’re talking a sign-and-trade, the Cavs need something that would be valuable to them. And neither the Jazz nor the Mavericks have the pieces the Cavs would want to turn in a sign-and-trade for Collin.”

The Jazz were also mentioned as a potential suitor for Sexton, but that’s assuming Utah trades All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell. Given the recent reports that the team has reengaged in trade talks with the New York Knicks, it looks like things are trending in that direction. As for the Mavericks, it seems like the only way they would be able to land Sexton is if they were able to attract a third team that could send Cleveland valuable assets, but as many teams add to a deal, it gets more complicated.

If Mavericks He did can land Sexton, he would certainly fill the void left by Jalen Brunson, who left Dallas for the Knicks this summer. In four seasons, Sexton has averaged 20 points, 3.3 assists and three rebounds while shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from 3-point territory. He would slot in nicely alongside Luka Doncic in the backcourt as a secondary player and it would allow the Mavericks to bring Spencer Dinwiddie back to the bench as the Sixth Man, an area he has excelled at throughout his career. . Sexton’s ability to make 3s at a consistent clip gives Dallas the space it needs around Doncic in the starting lineup, and his experience as a point guard in Cleveland would take some of the pressure off Doncic to do everything all the time.

The obvious caveat with Sexton is that he is coming off a season in which he appeared in just 11 games due to a torn meniscus he suffered earlier in the season. However, the former first round pick has been seen playing in Pro-Am leagues this summer, where he looks pretty healthy.

While Sexton waits for a more attractive deal in free agency, Fedor suggested his camp may be holding off on signing a deal until the situations with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Mitchell are resolved. Durant requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets more than two months ago, while Irving has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers in trade talks during the offseason. Neither of those situations are resolved, and moving one or both players could change the landscape of the league, which could open up additional suitors for Sexton to get the contract he wants.

So while teams like the Mavericks and Jazz may have interest in Sexton, it looks like they’ll be playing the waiting game like the rest of the league to see what happens with Durant, Irving and Mitchell.

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