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Cavs trade West, Telfair to Wolves for Sessions

Posted on: July 26, 2010 9:20 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2010 9:24 pm
Posted by Royce Young

The Cavaliers
have traded Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair to Minny for Ramon Sessions, Ryan Hollins and a future second-round pick, Brian Windhorst reports .
The second-round pick is in 2013.

Obviously this is something David Kahn and Minnesota have been trying to get done, especially after Luke Ridnour signed. By acquiring West now, his buyout is only $500,000. If he would've been grabbed by someone a few weeks later, his contract would've been guaranteed and a buyout would've cost a lot more.

It's slightly interesting Hollins was included in the deal. Minnesota pursued Hollins pretty hard last summer in free agency, pulling him from Dallas for a relatively small deal. But Hollins never found consistent playing time and with the Cavs being a roster in transition, this could be a nice move for him.

And by dealing Sessions, the Wolves basically swapped their two free agent signings from last summer for a contract that they can buy out and a third point guard. As always, Kahn's plan isn't easily deciphered in this deal.

Sessions is a player the Cavs have been actively trying to grab, or at least a player like him. New coach Byron Scott prefers an up-tempo attack and Sessions is a fast, high pace point guard. Mo Williams can likely slide into more of a combo guard role as Sessions commandeers the offense.

Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2010 8:26 am

Cavs trade West, Telfair to Wolves for Sessions

As a Cleveland fan, this is a sad sad time.  It has finally sunk in that we are now another middle of the road team with middle of the road talent.  Sessions and Hollins for West and Telfair.  AWESOME!!!!! (sarcasm)  Great move Dilbert, I mean Gilbert.  We lost a two time MVP and have nothing to show for it, as of now.  Should be a fun rebuilding year(s).  Side note, glad to see West's baggage got shipped up north, he'll never be a guy you build a team on and we found that out the hard way.  Hopefully Byron Scott can work his magic like he did in NJ and NO, but sadly enough it will be another long cold winter in Cleveland.  I think a letter to Dilbert from the fans needs to be written.  Not only did you look like a total idiot by writing the "letter" about LBJ the night he left, but you totally took a snooze this offseason.  When you get bounced in the 2nd. rd. you make all the moves you can to get better.  He gave LBJ no incentive to stay and I can't blame him for leaving.  sigh 

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