The Milwaukee Bucks could be in the market for a new backcourt addition that they could potentially pair with two-time All-Star guard Jrue Holiday. There are quite a few names available in NBA free agency, but at this point, it appears that Milwaukee is also looking at the trade market to fill this need. According to reports, the Bucks could be keeping tabs on one particular former lottery pick combo guard that might just be on the move this summer.
Milwaukee Bucks Linked To Jazz Stud Collin Sexton
According to Bucks insider Jake Weinbach of HoopsHabit, Milwaukee “could make a strong push” for Collin Sexton this offseason. It is unclear if the Utah Jazz have made him available, but it seems that the Bucks will be testing Utah’s resolve.
This is not the first time we’ve reported about the Bucks potentially trading for Collin Sexton. As they always say, where there’s smoke, there’s got to be some fire.
Sexton, who joined the Jazz last summer as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, had a relatively disappointing debut campaign with his new team. The 24-year-old put up a career-low 14.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 48 games played. He also played just 23.9 minutes per contest, which is a significant drop from his playing time with the Cavs.
Given all this, the Bucks are probably hoping that they could get Sexton on a bargain. He’s not exactly a hot commodity in the trade market at the moment, and perhaps Milwaukee could persuade the Jazz to let him go for a good price. It goes without saying, however, that the Bucks will still need to give up a handful of assets if they want to bring Sexton to town.
Collin Sexton’s Potential Cap Hit For Bucks
The thing about Collin Sexton is that he brings with him a massive contract. He penned a four-year deal with the Cavs last season worth $72 million, which means that if the Bucks trade for him, he will be locked up until 2026. Over the course of the next three seasons, Milwaukee will need to pay the former No. 8 overall pick a whopping $54.4 million. That’s obviously no small amount, and given the team’s salary cap situation, it goes without saying that Sexton’s deal could be an issue for them.
Then again, they can make room for Sexton and his $17 to $19 million per season. Milwaukee will want to match the money Sexton will be owed to the outgoing salary in a potential trade with the Jazz. It’s doable, no doubt, but the better question probably is, will it be worth it? At this point, only time will tell.
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