Rumor Central: Cavs Close To Getting Sessions

The Ramon Sessions rumor, which has him going to Cleavland for Delonte West, is back.  Thanks to Brian Windhorst, from The Plain Dealer, who posted this earlier today;

According to multiple league sources, the Cavs have entered advanced talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves for guard Ramon Sessions. It is likely a deal will involve Delonte West, who has been shopped by the team for the last several months because his contract is not guaranteed for next season — which makes him an attractive asset.

There is a chance there would be other players involved. One player the Cavs have had interest in is Timberwolves center Ryan Hollins.

There are a couple reason the Wolves make this move.  First, the just signed Luke Ridnour to the exact same deal as Sessions.  Secondly, it is my belief the Wolves wanted to move Sessions to give Ricky Rubio an indirect boost in confidence about his playing time.  Lastly, only $500K of West’s $4.6M salary is guaranteed if waived by August 5th.  Which would free-up even more cap space for the Wolves.

Cap Space Side-Note:  It kind of makes me nervous the Wolves are willing to sell off players for cap space.  This could be very good or very bad.  Makes you wonder if or who they are targeting for next off-season.

I would prefer to keep Hollins than send him as part of this deal.  He is big and athletic.  The Wolves need to use Hollins like the Hornets used Tyson Chandler.  Just ask him to defend and dunk all-oops.  That’s it!

Tags: Delonte West Ramon Sessions Ricky Rubio Ryan Hollins

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