It does not appear that Collin Sexton will extend his stay in Utah. The Jazz are making the former Cavaliers guard available in trade talks according to reports.
Collin Sexton landed in Utah as part of the trade that sent Donovan Mitchell to the Cavs last offseason. Acquiring Mitchell was a massive upgrade that also allowed them to get out from any contract talks with Sexton. That four-year $70 million agreement ended up in the hands of Utah who is now looking to move on from that deal.
Properly evaluating what Collin Sexton is not necessarily an easy task. Sexton was able to put up some good numbers on bad Cavs teams that were all-in on playing the kids. Sexton’s third season saw him score a career-high 24.3 points per game on a then career-high 47.5% from the field. In 2021 Sexton was limited to just 11 games due to injury, but his scoring numbers and overall effectiveness plummeted before playing his final games as a Cavalier (16 PPG, .450 FG%, .244 3P%, .487 eFG%).
Collin Sexton is clearly entering a redemption season in 2023-24. The past two years have not gone well for Sexton and as a result his stock is at an all-time low. If Sexton is truly going to redeem himself, he would be best suited as a sixth man off the bench on a good team. This would allow him to demonstrate his own value while being part of a successful team. If he ends up on a bad team, it could be very similar to his first few seasons with Cavs. Putting up empty numbers on a team that is nowhere close to being competitive.