Alabama Basketball: Another Tide star could be traded

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Could an Alabama basketball stud be on the move?

In recent weeks, rumors have been swirling about the possibility of the Atlanta Falcons trading Julio Jones. Another Tide player could be leaving the team that drafted him. It’s just an Alabama basketball star instead of a football player.

With their season over, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been looking to make moves for the future. One rumor is that they are considering trading Collin Sexton this offseason.

Sexton is eligible for an extension this offseason, meaning the Cavs have to make a decision regarding his future with the franchise. Sexton has been a star in Cleveland, but they may not be willing to pay enough to keep him around. When you add the fact that the Cavs are one of the worst teams in the league and have other players they have to sign, the logic carries.

This could be the best thing for Sexton. His rookie season was the first year without the second coming of LeBron James, and the franchise has shown no ability to pivot without an NBA legend. They drafted two more guards in the last two lotteries, and they have not proven that they are willing to build around Sexton.

The former Alabama basketball superstar averaged over 24 points per game this season, and he did so efficiently. He’s clearly worthy of a sizeable contract, but he will likely have to leave to get it.

In terms of a trade destination, playoff teams without a true answer at the point guard position should be making offers. This includes the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers. It will depend on free agency, but these teams could possibly make room to add Sexton for the long haul.

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Collin Sexton has a ceiling with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Regardless of his talent, he won’t become a superstar for that franchise. Depending on where he goes, he could see a surge in his legacy after a trade this summer.