Analyzing the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Deal for Ramon Sessions

July 29th, 2010 by max minsker Leave a reply »
The Cleveland Cavaliers recently traded for Ramon Sessions, Ryan Hollins, and a second-round pick, while giving the Minnesota Timberwolves Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair. West was only valuable because of his expiring contract and Telfair will likely be bought out.

West has had numerous off the court troubles during his career, and was expecting to be waived before Aug. 5, as his contract is not completely guaranteed. West may be a good piece on a championship team, but when you are trying to rebuild, he may become more of a liability than an asset. 

Telfair can be solid off the bench at point guard, but he really wasn't a part of Cleveland's long-term plans anyway.

The Timberwolves were basically going for a salary dump in this trade, as they will waive West before his contract becomes guaranteed and Hollins was just a frontcourt reserve playing limited minutes.

Because the Wolves didn't really need Sessions, the Cavaliers got a good price for him. 

Hollins is an athletic center that will come off the bench. He won't really provide any immediate relief, but could develop into a solid center with time. He wil ...

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