NBA Trade Rumors: Hawks Interested in Ramon Sessions?

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.

[Related: It’s a Shame, but the Cavaliers Need to Trade Ramon Sessions]

(Source: Bob Finnan)

  • Bbrooks10

    the cavs wouldnt have to include additional assets because they are under the salary cap and could take on the extra 3 mil off marvins contract. I would hope this deal would lead to us flipping kirk for a big

  • Harv 21

    And we start the bidding with Marvin Williams. 

    Mr. Kupchak?

  • Boomhauertjs

    $7 million for Marvin Williams? No thanks.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I’m not a fan of Marvin Williams… never have been.  I think I’d be pretty disappointed if he were the best player the Cavs could get by trading Sessions.  He’s one of those guys who will score a basket and you’ll say, “Oh yeah, I forgot Marvin Williams was on the Hawks.”  Did Chris Grant really draft him?  At the time it happened, I thought it was an awful pick and that the Hawks should have taken Chris Paul or Deron Williams.  Their point guards were awful at the time (Tyronn Lue and Royal Ivey… yeesh).

  • http://waitingfornextyear.com Andrew Schnitkey

    I would probably rather have the Lakers draft pick than Marvin Williams. Been waiting 6 years for Williams to break out, it’s just not happening. Which is why Atlanta wants to get rid of him. 

  • GM_grandmaster

    Why would Cavs want a bad 7.5M contract from Williams? If they really want a SF and willing to pay that much money, trade Sessions for a draft pick and sign Wilson Chandler for 7.5M!

  • mgbode

    “Their point guards were awful at the time”

    and have been ever since

  • mgbode

    “Their point guards were awful at the time”

    and have been ever since

  • mgbode

    “Their point guards were awful at the time”

    and have been ever since

  • mgbode

    agreed.  he had a spurt last season where I thought the light came on.  turned out to be a blip.

  • mgbode

    agreed.  he had a spurt last season where I thought the light came on.  turned out to be a blip.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Amen.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Couldn’t agree more… if he was ever going to be a good player, it would have happened by now.  And if you’re a stat guy, his advanced metrics are pretty bad.  The Hawks are a worse team with him on the floor and defensively he gives up an opposing PER higher than the PER he gives you.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    SI rumor had Chandler looking at Toronto for some reason.  If I were the Cavaliers I’d be in hot pursuit of Chandler too. 

  • Mike

    Here’s a version that makes some sense to me for both sides. Sessions and Casspi for Williams and their 2012 first round pick. This benefits the Hawks for a few reasons. They get an upgrade at point guard, can plug Casspi into some of Williams’s minutes, and save some cap space. This would also allow them to buy out Hinrich if they wanted to, saving some more money and allowing him to go to a team where he fits. Before you laugh at the savings, you have to understand that the Hawks’ ownership situation is a mess with a recent sale falling through.  They can play Gibson at the backup point for the rest of the season. They also get a first round pick from a team that currently has the same record as the Lakers. Finally, the  Cavs get an upgrade as small forward with Williams. I’ve always had mixed feelings about Marvin. Obviously he was drafted too high. But he would be in the rotation for any team in the league. He is probably a league average small forward, but I also think Atlanta did a horrible job in developing him. Most players in his position are given room to grow, but with Smith, Johnson and Horford already there, Marvin never had that chance. Plus his role changes constantly. That being said, he also hasn’t forced the issue with his play. I pretty much see him as Casspi’s equal offensively but with better defense. I do think he would score more here just due to more opportunities.

  • BrownsFanSF

    Am I the only one crazy enough to think that the Gee may actually have a future as the starting 3 for us?  I think I would rather try to flip Razor for a 2 guard or a pick and see what happens development wise with the “log jam” (lol) we have with our young 3s. 

  • BrownsFanSF

    obviously offensively Casspi has been terrible, but he does seem to run well and rebound well.  He’s got to start making wide open threes soon right??? right….

  • crowsfoot

    Until the Cavs can find somebody else who can adequately run the point guard position, they shouldn’t consider getting rid of Sessions. Booby Gibson is not even close to being able to bring the ball up, run an offense, or even make a pass that is catchable.. Anthony Parker is even worse. If we do indeed get rid of Ramon, we desperately need a point guard/playmaker or we are in big trouble !   

  • Tim

    did u forget about KYRIE IRVING!

  • Bbuchanan0308

    Yeah no kidding!! Kyrie is the cavs point guard people! Sessions is Kyrie’s backup! Kyrie in my opinion is one of the best PGs in the leauge already at age 19 and getting better every game! Kid has got game! He’s amazing in the clutch and can get to the rim at will! Rookie of the Year!!!! :)

  • Bbuchanan0308

    Yeah no kidding!! Kyrie is the cavs point guard people! Sessions is Kyrie’s backup! Kyrie in my opinion is one of the best PGs in the leauge already at age 19 and getting better every game! Kid has got game! He’s amazing in the clutch and can get to the rim at will! Rookie of the Year!!!! :)