NBA Rumors: Cavs & Mavs Talking Trade for Restricted Free Agent

The Cleveland Cavaliers and restricted free agent guard Collin Sexton are still at odds over the price of a new contract, and now the Dallas Mavericks have been linked to the team in trade talks surrounding the 24 point-per-game scorer.  

According to Chris Fedor of, the Cavs and Mavs have had discussions around Sexton.

"The Cavs have had conversations with Dallas about a sign-and-trade for Collin Sexton," Fedor said on the Wine & Gold Talk podcast. "But... the Cavs need something back that is going to be valuable to them. And neither the Utah Jazz nor the Mavericks have the pieces that the Cavs would want back."

With Sexton being a restricted free agent, Cleveland has an opportunity to match any offer sheet the 23-year-old might receive. He sat out most of last season with a torn meniscus in his knee, playing in only 11 games. But in 2020-21, Sexton averaged 24.3 points with 4.4 assists and 3.1 rebounds. 

The Mavericks are looking for a replacement for guard Jalen Brunson, who took his scoring to the New York Knicks this offseason as a free agent. Sexton would fit the bill perfectly, but it doesn't sound like anything is imminent on this front at the moment.

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