NY Knicks: Should NY trade for Collin Sexton this offseason?

NY Knicks, Collin Sexton (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
NY Knicks, Collin Sexton (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Could the NY Knicks have their point guard of the future in Collin Sexton?


In my usual scouring of the internet, looking for content to aggregate from, I stumbled upon an Instagram post which then led me to an article online by Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.

The article is generally about what moves and changes the Cavs could potentially make in this upcoming offseason.

Should the NY Knicks trade for Collin Sexton?

Chris, the writer, was presented with a question.

How would you rank the Cavs’ “core four” in order of organizational importance?

The answer was intriguing.

"While the Cavs have a young core, I think there are legitimate questions about the ceiling. They need a focal point, someone to build around instead of with. As it stands, point guard Darius Garland is most important. After a lousy rookie season, he made big strides as a sophomore. He displayed the playmaking skill set that has many within the organization believing he’s already the team’s best player. Expectations are he will only get better with more confidence and experience."

Chris also went on to say:

"Next would be center Jarrett Allen, a restricted free agent, and offseason priority. The 6-1 Garland has obvious defensive limitations. Allen, who just turned 23 and possesses plenty of untapped potentials, is the backline anchor at that end. He’s also Garland’s pick-and-roll partner."

Lastly, Chris mentioned Collin Sexton.

"Sexton comes in third. He’s their most reliable scorer. He’s gotten better every season and just capped a terrific third year by averaging career-bests in points (24.3) and assists (4.4) while also showing plenty of growth in his decision-making and off-ball play. Sexton is worth betting on and continues to prove detractors wrong. But he’s also extension-eligible and there’s a massive decision looming."

All this tells me is that although Sexton is coming off his best season yet, averaging 24 points, nearly 5 assists per game while shooting 37% from deep, the organization may still not have as much belief in him just yet.

The Knicks were high on Sexton during the 2018 NBA Draft, where they ultimately selected Kevin Knox just one pick after Sexton was selected by the Cavs.

Seeing how the Knicks will surely be looking to upgrade the point guard spot this offseason, maybe Sexton could be on Thibs’ and Leon Rose’s radar.

It’s pretty obvious that the Knicks don’t really need that true, pass-first style of point guard to be successful.

If they had the ability to add an extra 20 points per game and 4-5 assists from the position, it would immediately increase their chances come playoff time next year.

What say you, Knicks fans?

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