The Cavaliers have seemingly had two goals this summer - after LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach. One was to acquire a multi-talented guard. The other, to rid themselves of Delonte West. Both could be happening rather quickly now that reports are surfacing that the Cavaliers are in advanced talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves for G Ramon Sessions.
Brian Windhorst has the details -
There is a chance there would be other players involved. One player the Cavs have had interest in is Timberwolves center Ryan Hollins.
Sessions, a close friend of Cavs guard Mo Williams, averaged 8.2 points and 3.1 assists in 82 games for the Wolves last season. It was a setback after he'd had a breakout year in 2008-09 with the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 12.4 points and 5.7 assists in his second season. That landed him a four-year, $16 million deal with the Wolves last summer.
However, with rookie Jonny Flynn getting most of the playing time, Sessions' minutes dropped to a career-low 21.1 last season. Earlier this month, the Wolves signed free-agent guard Luke Ridnour to a contract that made Sessions available in the trade market.
At 6-3, Sessions can play both guard spots. He is not a good jump shooter, but is effective in running the floor and creating his own shot, much like Williams. New Cavs coach Byron Scott has been pushing the team to look for multi-talented guards who can play alongside Williams in an up-tempo offense.
Hollins is a 7-footer who has mostly been a reserve during his four-year career. He averaged a career-high 6.1 points and 2.8 rebounds for the Wolves last season. Hollins has two years and about $4.7 million left on a contract he signed last summer.
If the Cavaliers could acquire both it would have to be considered a small victory. Adding to both the back court and front court is a priority with huge voids left with the departure of James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.