With Cleveland’s reserve point guard Ramon Sessions playing at a very consistent and productive level through the compressed 2011-12 campaign, suitors are rumored to be lining up to hopefully acquire his services prior to the mid-March trade deadline.
The latest rumor has the Atlanta Hakws — looking to move small forward Marvin Williams — in the mix as they would like to upgrade their backcourt in hopes of another playoff run. Their current point guard, Jeff Teague, is averaging 12.2 points and 4.4 assists in 34 minutes per game. Sessions is averaging 5.5 assists per contest in three fewer minutes. Williams is averaging 9.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
A Williams-Sessions trade would reunite the wing with a man responsible for drafting him with the second-overall pick in 2005 in Chris Grant. The rub in this specific instance would be that Williams, an upgrade over Omri Casspi, albeit marginal, is making over $7 million this season and would require additional assets from the Cavaliers if a deal were to go down; Sessions is making just over $4 million and, despite the team being under the cap thus skirting dollar-matching guidelines, it’s difficult to envision a scenario where the team would be willing to take on additional obligation.
The Los Angeles Lakers have also expressed interest in Sessions.
(Source: Bob Finnan)