Collin Sexton could be a trade candidate for the Utah Jazz

Collin Sexton of the Utah Jazz.
Collin Sexton of the Utah Jazz. /

If the Utah Jazz trade anyone, apparently, it could very well be Collin Sexton.

The Utah Jazz has a slew of guys who could be traded this year, and apparently, there is going to be some activity within the trade market for the club going forward. The Jazz are said to be very engaged in the trade market already and are expected to make some more moves at some point. That’s not surprising, as they had the steal of the offseason with the arrival of John Collins from the Atlanta Hawks for peanuts (Rudy Gay and a 2nd-round pick).

The Jazz are not done making moves, at least in theory. If the right deal comes across their lap, the team will surely make the move, and according to ClutchPoints NBA insider Brett Siegel, the one name that could be dangled out more than any could be Collin Sexton.

Siegel is quoted as saying;

"Utah is a team with cap flexibility and the means to make all parties in a trade at peace. Collin Sexton is an intriguing player to keep an eye on, especially since his role may decline with the Jazz this upcoming year. Keyonte George is expected to see a lot of minutes during his rookie season and Jordan Clarkson is the lead guard for the Jazz, so Sexton may wind up being the odd man out. Still just 24 years old, the former eighth-overall pick can present a lot of value to any team searching for backcourt talent."

Now, it should be pointed out that this is a theory from Siegel, and nowhere does it say the Jazz prefer to trade Sexton over anyone. Yet, due to the guard depth on the team right now, as well as his contract situation, Sexton is someone that many, ourselves included, believe could be traded this year.

The problem that we think gets overlooked, is that offensively, there isn’t much difference between Sexton and the aforementioned Jordan Clarkson. Sexton is younger and less expensive and provides the same skillset as Clarkson. Not only that, but there’s nothing to say the Jazz won’t run both men at the same time, or stagger one as the team’s sixth man.

Either player could really bolster the team’s bench rotation, so trading Sexton (or Clarkson) for the sake of getting draft picks just doesn’t make sense.

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