Cleveland Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to Collin Sexton

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) dribbles the ball against the New York Knicks...
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) dribbles the ball against the New York Knicks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)(Noah K. Murray | AP)
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 3:32 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In a move that was no surprise, the Cavs extended a qualifying offer to guard Collin Sexton Tuesday worth $7.2 million.

The move keeps Sexton’s rights for Cleveland, otherwise he could have become an unrestricted free agent.

Sexton now is a Restricted Free Agent, meaning the Cavs can match any offer he gets.

Sexton, the No. 8 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft from Alabama, was limited to 11 games due to a knee injury during the 2021-22 season.

Sexton averaged 20 points, 3.3 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 45.8 percent during his first four years in Cleveland.

He averaged a career-high 24.3 points per game in 2020-21 but then lost his point guard job to Darius Garland.

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