Cavs picking up G Sexton's third-year contract option

Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) drives past Indiana Pacers' Malcolm Brogdon (7) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Malcolm Brogdon (7) and Myles Turner (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) drives past Indiana Pacers' Justin Holiday (8) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have exercised guard Collin Sexton's third-year contract option.

Sexton just started his second season with Cleveland, but following his strong rookie year the Cavs are convinced he's a major part of their future and decided to exercise the option.

The No. 8 overall pick in 2018 will make $4.9 million in 2020-21. The team has another option on Sexton for the 2021-22 season.

The former Alabama standout got off to a slow start last season, but came on strong and averaged 16.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 82 games. Sexton is averaging 17.3 points in three games this season for the Cavs, who host Chicago on Wednesday.

The Cavs are pairing Sexton in the backcourt with Darius Garland, the No. 5 overall pick this year.

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