On July 6th, 2021, Terry Pluto broke down the potential of a Ben Simmons trade to the Cavaliers for Cleveland.com and let it slip that his NBA sources have informed him that the Philadelphia 76ers have little interest in a package of Collin Sexton, Kevin Love, and draft picks.
Who knows, maybe a player like Collin Sexton, who isn’t quite valuable enough to headline a trade for Ben Simmons, could still be had via a separate deal and vault the Philadelphia 76ers to the moon regardless of who he lines up next to in the backcourt. More from Section 215
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If you look up effort in the NBA dictionary, you’ll find a picture of Collin Sexton.
While retaining a player of Sexton’s caliber should be a no brainer because, again, he’s a darn good scorer who tries very hard whenever he’s on the court, signing him to a max contract would further sink the Cavs into debt for the foreseeable future and would severely limit their ability to build a contender outside of trading and/or drafting a legit superstar.