According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo! Sports, the Utah Jazz have made Collin Sexton available in trade talks. The 24-year-old guard who averaged 14.3 points per game last season on an impressive 61.6% true shooting, still has a lot of untapped potential that the Wizards can take advantage of.
Sexton dealt with injuries the past two seasons, stymieing his development. However, he is still a really good scorer with lightning-quick speed, dynamic first step, and excellent finishing ability. He is certainly an intriguing buy-low candidate.
What would require the Wizards to acquire Sexton and his contract which has 3 years and $55 million remaining, is giving up both Delon Wright and Monte Morris.
Without Sexton, the Utah Jazz don’t have credible, veteran guards. With this deal, they get two. Morris and Wright will set the table for Utah’s star frontcourt duo of Lauri Markkanen and John Collins while improving them on the defensive end.
If the Utah Jazz want to take a step forward next season, it will be hard for them to do better than both Wright and Morris on the open market. If they want to change course next summer, Wright and Morris’ expiring contracts make it easier for them to pivot. If they want to keep them, they will be on affordable contracts going forward. This has the potential to be a win-win trade.