With the 2011-12 NBA trade deadline less than one month away, the 11-17 Cavaliers will be in the mix with regard to moving players and acquiring additional assets to aid the rebuilding process. The Plain Dealer’s Tom Reed feels that two of the most likely steps include trading highly-coveted point guard Ramon Sessions as well as the $15 million expiring contract of veteran power forward Antawn Jamison.
If a trading partner cannot be found for Jamison, the Cavs may cut him free and allow him to compete for a championship once again.
“I believe the Cavaliers will trade Sessions and make an effort to move Jamison by one means or another,” writes Reed. “If they can’t trade him — remember they most likely would have to take salary back — they will buy him out.”
With shooting guards Anthony Parker and Daniel Gibson missing considerable time with a variety of injuries, Sessions has provided integral support off of the bench. In 25 minutes per game this season, the slashing guard is averaging 10.4 points and 5.6 assists. Jamison is presently second on the team in scoring, tallying 16.6 points per night.