Could Dallas Mavericks trade Reggie Bullock for Collin Sexton? Should they?

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Could the Dallas Mavericks trade Reggie Bullock for Collin Sexton?

Both Cleveland and Dallas want to make the playoffs next season. The Mavericks reached the conference finals after finishing fourth in the West as Cleveland was knocked out in the play-in tournament, despite finishing with the eighth-best regular season record in the Eastern Conference.

The Cavaliers did that without Collin Sexton, who was limited to 11 games after suffering a season-ending knee injury. He is healthy, and the 23-year-old guard averaged 24.3 points, 4.4 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.0 steal in the 2020-2021 season. Sexton is an elite scorer with plenty of talent, but $20 million per season is a hefty price to pay for a player that may be best suited as a sixth man scorer on a championship contender.

The Mavericks discussed sign-and-trade possibilities for Collin Sexton, and Cleveland is rumored to have no interest in what Dallas offered. The Cavs need a 3-and-D wing to play off of Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley, and Caris LeVert, so acquiring Reggie Bullock would make a ton of sense.

Bullock and a first-round pick should certainly be enough to acquire Collin Sexton in a sign-and-trade. The 23-year-old restricted free agent could get his $20 million per season, but this deal is nearly impossible to make for Dallas Mavericks. Here is an explanation for why it doesn’t work.