As the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to build, here are three offseason moves they need to make.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had another tough season this year, with a 22-50 record. But on the bright side, there is some young talent in place and another high draft pick in this year’s draft will bring a high-caliber young player aboard.
Certain players look like they’re part of the future for the Cavaliers, while others are in line to be gone. General manager Koby Altman will be under a microscope this offseason, as ownership apparently expected a “big leap” this season. But he and head coach J.B. Bickerstaff don’t appear to be in danger of being fired.
The Cavaliers have some interesting decisions to make this offseason. Here are three offseason moves they need to make.
3. Don’t trade Collin Sexton, unless…
There have been some indications that Sexton’s ball-dominant ways don’t sit well with teammates, and that he can’t be a point guard in the way it’s generally thought of.
Sexton is eligible for a rookie scale contract extension this offseason, so the Cavaliers have that decision ahead of them. He and Darius Garland look like a promising young backcourt tandem, and they will remain together for at least one more season before Sexton could become a restricted free agent.
Signing Sexton to a new deal in line with his market value could be very tough for Cleveland down the road. As possible locker room cancers go he’s a tame one for them right now, as he probably just needs to mature into a leader and not be called out by “anonymous” veterans. Some trade speculation has come since the season ended, but the Cavaliers shouldn’t even think about trading Sexton unless they’re in line to get a bounty in return.