NBA Rumors: Miami Heat and Utah Jazz interested in a sign-and-trade for young Cavaliers guard 

Cleveland Cavaliers stars Collin Sexton and Darius Garland [Photo source: Cavaliers Nation]
Cleveland Cavaliers stars Collin Sexton and Darius Garland [Photo source: Cavaliers Nation]

The Miami Heat and Utah Jazz are reportedly interested in Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton. Sexton is a restricted free agent, and the Heat and Jazz are looking for a sign-and-trade deal to acquire him.

Here's what Hoops Wire's Sam Amico reported:

"The Heat and Jazz have each expressed interest in a sign-and-trade for Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, league sources told Hoops Wire. Sexton is a restricted free agent, meaning the Cavs can match any offer from another team to keep him."
Report: Miami Heat and Utah Jazz interested in sign-and-trade for Collin Sexton…

The shooting guard played only 11 games last campaign before sustaining an MCL injury. He had a breakout year before that, averaging 24.3 points and 4.4 assists per game and shooting at a 47/37/81 clip.

Sexton would give the Miami Heat and Utah Jazz an additional scoring option. The Heat need a consistent scorer outside Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo.

Who could forget when Collin Sexton erupted for 42/5/5 to spoil the debut of the Nets Big 3 😤

Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz are retooling their roster around star guard Donovan Mitchell. They have traded Rudy Gobert and Royce O'Neale and could be interested in moving more pieces to accumulate future draft picks.

League sources: For now, there are no plans by the Utah Jazz to trade star guard Donovan Mitchell. The Jazz are committed to building around him. The Jazz are not done in trade talks. Expect more activity

Miami Heat continue to explore a trade for Kevin Durant

The Miami Heat are on Kevin Durant's wishlist and the franchise are keen on roping him in. The Brooklyn Nets talisman requested a trade earlier in the offseason and several teams are targeting a move for the former MVP.

The Miami Heat are determined to ‘exhaust all options’ to acquire Kevin Durant, per @flasportsbuzz “Heat's serious pursuit of Durant is well known in the NBA.”

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Heat General Manager Andy Elisburg and Nets GM Sean Marks dined in Vegas to presumably discuss a trade for Durant.

The Nets are expected to take their time to find the right package. They are adamant about receiving an All-Star and a bevy of draft picks in exchange for Durant.

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The Miami Heat are unlikely to include Jimmy Butler or Bam Adebayo in a package, but could consider parting with Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson. However, it is rumored that Kevin Durant will only play for the Heat if they keep Lowry, Butler and Adebayo.

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