Miami Heat rumors: 3 reasons to avoid Collin Sexton in any circumstance

Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in action against the Miami Heat(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in action against the Miami Heat(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defended by Kelly Olynyk #9 and Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Miami Heat rumors: Collin Sexton is a good player, just not the one for them

Continuing with the theme of being similar to Donovan Mitchell, Sexton is on the smaller side. Listed at 6’1″, he’s playing amongst the trees every time he touches the ball.

Small Guard

Everyone that he is playing with is likely taller than he is. When you play such an aggressive style as Sexton does, though he can shoot the three-ball, it’s hard on a smaller guy.

That’s also where you go back to the ball dominance. At that size, your skill set has to be a bit more versatile, because you can’t really be lined up at the two-guard with regularity in this NBA.

When you think about the Miami Heat’s size issue over the last few years, that wouldn’t help. In going back to Sexton’s aggressive style on offense, you also think about the type of defense he would have to play in Miami.

It’s not easy on the body. The size thing just doesn’t align with what the Heat need.

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The Cost

When you think about the cost of a deal to acquire Sexton, it might not seem like that much on the surface. However, that’s just thinking about the assets it’ll take to get him from Cleveland.

You then have to think about the fact that it’ll probably cost around $20 million to keep him. Well, that’s, at least, according to the reports.

When you already have a Tyler Herro in the fold, why would you bring in a Sexton? He may be a better defender, but he’s smaller and what he does won’t fit with the Miami Heat as well as what Herro does.

They would basically operate with the same touches and Herro has already proven to be a top 25 scorer in the league with those touches. If you want to bring Sexton in, why not hold on to Herro?

Now, it would likely take Herro in a deal if they were to get one done for Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell, you just have to be honest.

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However, even if they aren’t able to get a deal done for either of those two guys, they should not pursue Collin Sexton. These were the three main reasons why.