jbk1234 wrote:Most front offices presently have him as a sixth man. There are three teams who have the personnel to start him. Among those teams, only the Knicks might have the money to make a max offer, which can't be longer than 4 years and would have smaller raises. Extending him early is dumb.toooskies wrote:Sexton’s performance so far is probably somewhere in between the careers of Zach Lavine on the low end and Booker/Mitchell on the high end, if you’re looking at positive comps for shooting guards. And that’s the realistic/optimistic landing spot for his second contract, competing for an all-star spot.
Downside comp might be a guy like Reggie Jackson? Most guards that score a lot early but flame out are low-efficiency high-volume guys, but that doesn’t describe Sexton.
The argument for extending Sexton now is that he’s a guy with all-star potential now and if he’s in all-star discussions next year, his RFA offers might be higher than what we offer this off-season. Ideally the Cavs offer a Lavine-like deal now for $20-25m per year neighborhood. But if he turns it down and plays at an all-star level, you might have to max him to keep him.
He's already averaging 18 FGA per game. That's a lot. There aren't going to be a bunch of additional shots available to him. Trae Young is forcing the NBA to revisit the issue of foul hunting and Silver is talking about a rule change. Unless the improvement comes on the defensive side of the ball, he may already be pretty close to his ceiling.
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Does Sexton even really foul hunt? The fact he goes to the line so much, which is still only 6 attempts a game, is a direct correlation that he's driving which means he's more likely to have contact and less likely to be considered "foul hunting."
Also although he's taking 18 FGA he's doing it on very high efficiency. His TS% is right up there with what Booker and Mitchell had. Granted they both should about 2 more 3PA/g than Sexton, but he's still doing the scoring and efficiency right there with them. Heck even his assist numbers are similar.