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.