Although the Miami Heat have had a pretty quiet offseason, they have been linked to a plethora of players.
They’ve been going after Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant and Utah Jazz stud Donovan Mitchell but seemingly haven’t made much progress on either front. They were also recently linked to restricted free agent Collin Sexton.
That would certainly be an interesting acquisition for Miami. Heat president Pat Riley reportedly likes Sexton.
“I had kept hearing, ‘Pat Riley likes Collin Sexton. Pat Riley likes Sexton,’ from one person that I trust who knows things,” NBA insider Jake Fischer said.
While Sexton is undoubtedly a talented player, it’s hard to see him playing a solid role in Miami. He is coming off a season in which he only played in 11 games due to a torn meniscus and recorded 16.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
During the 2020-21 campaign, his best as a pro so far, he averaged 24.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game while knocking down 47.5 percent of his shots from the field and 37.1 percent of his shots from 3-point range.
Sexton reportedly isn’t satisfied with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ current multiyear offer since it’s worth less than half of what he is looking for.
If Sexton were to land in Miami, it would surely have to be through a sign-and-trade deal. That seems to be the only way he can get the type of deal that he wants.
The University of Alabama product is one of the best free agents left on the market, so it’ll be interesting to see what team he ends up signing with.