It is true that the Jazz aren’t currently as powerful as the Cavaliers but they could be a very special team in the next few years.
Additionally, they are paying Sexton quite well.
Collin Sexton has $2M ($500K per season) in unlikely bonuses in his four-year deal with the Utah Jazz, a league source tells @spotrac. Cap hits are:
All years are fully guaranteed. No options.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) September 15, 2022
NBA insider Keith Smith has dug into Sexton’s new contract and discovered that the player has $2 million in unlikely bonuses in his four-year contract.
The bonuses pay out $500,000 a year and the years play out as follows:
$16,50,000 in 2022-23.
$17,325,000 in 2023-24.
$18,150,000 in 2024-45.
Finally, $18,975,000 in 2025-26.
It’s good that Sexton will be getting paid well while playing for the Jazz because he really is a great young player who just needs to be on a team that is willing and ready to let him shine bright.
Collin Finds His Home
Before suffering a season-ending injury early in 2021-22, Sexton was one of the most intriguing and exciting guards in the league.
In the 2020-21 season, he was putting up 24.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 4.4 assists a game.
He was on track to surpass those numbers but only played 11 games for the Cavaliers last year before sitting out due to injury.
During his absence, the team moved on without Sexton and found a rotation that worked really well for them.
Therefore, Sexton found himself on the trade market and was sent to Utah as part of the major deal that took Donovan Mitchell to Cleveland.
Sexton may end up being a steal for Utah because he was only getting better season after season and was on his way to being an All-Star.
If he stays healthy, he could end up being a vital part of the Jazz’s slow and steady rebuilding process.