Collin Sexton will likely remain in Utah past the trade deadline.

Rumors have circulated all season about Collin Sexton's future. Now, we may have an answer.
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The trade deadline is less than a week away and Utah Jazz fans are finally getting answers to the questionable future of Collin Sexton. According to NBA Insider Marc Stein, Collin Sexton seems to be set in Utah for the foreseeable future, opting to trade veterans, expiring contracts, and players who just don't fit the mold in Utah.

"The Jazz are becoming increasingly unlikely to trade away Collin Sexton ahead of next week's deadline amid his resurgence as a productive starting guard"

Mark Stein

Sexton is averaging 21.6 points and 5.5 assists in his 27 starts this season while shooting over 50% from the field and 41.7% from deep. His role as a starter has made a huge difference in the 17-10 record over the last 27 games. As of late, Sexton has emerged as the team's number two option behind Lauri Markkanen. Being second in points and assists since his elevation to starter.

With two years left on his contract and how well he has been performing, it's doubtful that Danny Ainge and the rest of the Utah Jazz front office are too eager to move on from the 25-year-old as he enters his prime years.

Sexton was acquired in the Donovan Mitchell trade alongside Lauri Markkanen and Ochai Agbaji. Initially, his contract was deemed an overpay and a way to just make the money work in the trade, but now fans and front offices around the league are seeing his contract as valuable and possibly an underpay.

By this time next week, we will see who Danny Ainge and the front office have elected to keep or move on from. We could see Collin Sexton's role grow even more for the last half of the season, especially as he continues to contribute to winning basketball in Salt Lake City.

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