RUMOR: The massive trade package New York is offering the Cavs for Collin Sexton
The New York Knicks have been identified as one of the frontrunners to land Collin Sexton from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the offseason. The Cavs guard has been heavily linked to a move away from the Cavs this summer, and it looks like the Knicks are very interested in bringing his talents to the Big Apple.
Evan Dammarell of SB Nation reports that the Knicks are willing to include both Obi Toppin and Kevin Knox in a potential trade deal, as well as a one of its two first-round picks in the upcoming draft:
A package that would include Obi Toppin, Kevin Knox, and one of New York’s 2021 first rounders appears to be an option for Collin Sexton after reaching out to a source. https://t.co/n4czhlMTGg
— Evan Dammarell (@AmNotEvan) July 13, 2021
It remains unclear if the Knicks are expecting more pieces from the Cavs on top of Sexton, but this actually wouldn’t be surprising considering the number of assets they are reportedly willing to part ways with in a potential swap.
With the emergence of Darius Garland last season, the Cavs decided to move Sexton to the shooting guard position. The 22-year-old found considerable success in his new role, which has clearly piqued the interest of opposing teams such as the Knicks.
As for New York, incoming second-year stud Immanuel Quickley figures to be this team’s point guard of the future. He’s shown flashes of brilliance in his rookie campaign this season, and it looks like the Knicks are looking to him as a key part of the squad’s core. Pairing him with a prolific scorer such as Sexton could prove to be a significant upgrade to New York’s backcourt as they look to build on what was a highly impressive 2020-21 campaign.