Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Ramon Sessions to a deal (basically identical) to that of J.J. Barea & Luke Ridnour prior to the start of the 2009-10 NBA season.
During the 09-10 season, he played all 82 games for Minnesota, while starting 1. He averaged 21.1mpg, 46% FG, 7% 3PT, 79% FT, 3.4rpg, 5.7apg, 1.1spg, 12.4ppg & 1.9topg.
Prior to the 2010-11 season he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers along with Ryan Hollins for Delonte West & Sebastian Telfair. Delonte was immediately waived (and signed with Boston) and Sebastian toiled at the end of the bench as the team's third point guard.
This season, with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he's played 39 games and started 4 of those (when Kyrie Irving was out with a concussion). He's averaging 24.5mpg, 40% FG, 43% 3PT, 85% FT, 3.1rpg, 5.1apg, 0.6spg, 10.6ppg & 2.1topg.
A recent report says that the Wolves may be interested in trading for Ramon. It's clear Sessions has been on the trading block as he's seen pretty much seen, League-wide as a starter-capable point guard in the NBA. The Lakers have been the team most interested in trading for him, as well as the Atlanta Hawks (who would send Marvin Williams back to CLE in that deal).
Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer had this Sunday evening: "The Timberwolves, fighting for a Western Conference playoff spot, might also be calling the Cavaliers after the season-ending knee injury to point guard Ricky Rubio."
Clearly just speculation at this point, like most trade rumors, however, most would question: Why would the TWolves want to trade for Sessions after trading him just a year earlier?!
Obviously, Ramon Sessions' skillset didn't fit with Kurt Rambis' offense (whose did though?). Rambis was shoving the triangle offense down the throats of the Wolves, when one of Ramon's strong suits is definitely the pick-and-roll offense (the key to Adelman's offense this season). Ramon is a good short range shooter, a poor outside shooter, but not a great defensive guard.
All in all, I'm not 100% certain the TWolves need to make a move prior to Thursday's deadline, but like a trade for Jamal Crawford or Pau Gasol, Ramon Sessions is someone to keep an eye on as we approach the deadline.
That's all for now, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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