3. Clippers get scorer as Jazz continue to rebuild
There are some questions about Collin Sexton’s health, but those do not exist about his scoring ability. For four straight years, he has averaged over 20 points per 36 minutes, and the 6’1 guard had his most efficient scoring season of his career, despite being limited to just 48 games because of injuries.
This could be the best time to buy low on Sexton. He has played just 59 games over the last two seasons combined, and the 24-year-old has three years and $54.5 million remaining on his contract. Teams may be scared off by those numbers, and the Jazz are rumored to be shopping the talented scoring guard.
The Clippers are already down big on their gambles that Paul George and Kawhi Leonard will stay healthy in the playoffs. Does LA add a third player to that mix? The Clippers can cover for Sexton’s defensive weakness with their glut of wings, and the 24-year-old gives them some youth and scoring punch on a roster filled with veterans.
It is unclear what price Utah has set on Collin Sexton. Are they trying to get off his contract or do they view him as a long-term piece unless they can get a first-round pick in return? It feels like the Jazz want to offload his salary, which could open the door for the Clippers with Marcus Morris’ expiring contract.