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Sexton, Love trade?
Kings get: Love, Sexton
Cavs get: Bagley, Hield, lottery-protected '22 first.
Seen Sexton's name mentioned as a guy who could be on the block, and Love has been an albatross contract for the Cavs for two years now. The Kings are a team that need to collect talent, and are in no position to turn their noses up at anybody. Why not capitalize on these buy-low opportunities? The way I see it, Love's contract makes him a near-negative trade asset similar to Hield. Bagley could be thrown in as a high-upside swing in exchange for Sexton. Now, Sexton is a more proven entity so you'd have to probably toss on a lottery-protected first or something to sweeten the pot. But if the Kings were willing to swallow Love's deal for the next two years (and it's hardly a problem if the Cavs swallow Buddy's in exchange), the Kings could get a legitimate starting stretch-4 who can't play defense and young, dynamic guard in exchange for a young, illegitimate stretch-4 who can't play defense, and an older guard who can only shoot.
This seems to be pretty fair value on both sides. Love makes sense next to Holmes in the frontcourt, and could throw great transition passes to Fox, Sexton, and Hali all running downhill. He could also be a good veteran presence on a team that ideally will be getting younger. Sexton would be 6MOY material in the Jordan Clarkson role coming off the bench. You can run a small ball lineup of Fox-Sexton-Hali-Barnes-Love/Holmes which could be really fun to watch, even if it'd be horrendous on defense. Plus, Sexton opens up other trade opportunities if one of Fox/Hali/Sexton can be moved for an all-star in the future, and they all offer insurance for one another if someone gets hurt or starts underperforming. The backcourt would be solved for the next 6-10 years and the short-term frontcourt would be adequate, with potential to retool over the next couple seasons.
What do you think?
Won't happen in a million years. Unless, one of Hail/Fox is moved. Sexton is not coming off the bench for anyone. You're talking about a guy that averaged 24 ppg. Sexton is younger than Fox and was better than Fox at the same age. Won't happen. Sexton is already at the same level as Fox, talentwise. Besides Kings will absolutely have to trade Fox or Hali for Sexton. Cavs will get some very nice deals for Sexton. He is a player on the rise. Definitely not a 6 man.
No thanks. I'm not a fan of Sexton and Love is obviously an albatross. Now, if they want to throw a couple unprotected picks our way to take Love off their hands, then I may listen. But I think Sexton is going to get heavily overpaid next year by someone and I definitely don't want it to be the Kings. I think it's going to be REALLY hard to build a winning team around a max or near-max Sexton.
I do think Fox is better than Sexton though
Sexton is good but never a top PG
@murraytant I agree. I'd much rather have Fox than Sexton. I think I've made it pretty clear that I'm not especially high on Sexton. He's becoming pretty good at putting points up but his lack of awareness is really on display in his passing and defending.