Ramon Sessions: Deadly From Beyond the Arc

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 27: Ramon Sessions #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers tries to get a shot off around Glen Davis #11 of the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena on October 27 2010 in Cleveland Ohio. Cleveland won the game 95-87. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The book on Cavaliers backup point guard (and trade bait) Ramon Sessions has always been he's a deadly pick and roll point guard who is more dangerous passing and driving then shooting.

But, with Sessions finding the mark big time from deep this year, he's become far more of an asset than most have realized. Ramon was actually considered one of the top players in pick and roll situations in the league in the past and that was when he was dreadful at shooting.

With such a high free throw rate and very solid passing peripherals, playing out of the pick and roll has been a devastating weapon for Sessions.

And that was when the defense knew what he was doing.

Entering the 2011-2012 season, he was just 13-71 (18.3%) from three in 259 games. Yet in this season he's 26-60 (43.3%) in 39 games.

While this is astounding improvement seemingly out of nowhere (3-15 last season) Sessions finds himself firmly on the trade block because of the 2011-2012 Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving.

I'm highly in favor of keeping Sessions unless we get a pick in the 10-15 range. There's simply no reason to ditch him just because he's another point guard as Irving is. I'm bothered when people worry so much about "positions." How often does a team actually ever truly have a 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on the court at the same time? Is it so awful that Irving and Sessions should actually share the court together? I say no. And I absolutely love when they play together because I like to see our best and third best players get as many minutes as possible.

It's just not worth it to me to give up someone as talented and young like Sessions until something more appetizing than two late picks from the Lakers appears.

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