The Wolves can now officially trade any free agents they signed this summer.
By JERRY ZGODA, Star Tribune
SALT LAKE CITY – This is Dec. 15, the first day this season that NBA
teams are allowed to trade players they signed as free agents last
"I didn’t know about that," Wolves point guard Ramon Sessions said Monday. "I didn’t even know that was a rule."
Theoretically, Sessions and center Ryan Hollins become eligible Tuesday under the rule that says players can’t be traded until Dec. 15 or 90 days after they signed, whichever date is later. Sasha Pavlovic becomes eligible to be included in a deal Thursday, and veteran Jason Hart on Dec. 28.
ESPN.com recently listed Sessions No. 5 on a Top 5 list of recently signed free agents most likely to be traded this season and suggested Wolves boss David Kahn signed him as an asset to be "flipped" sometime this season.
Signed in September to a four-year, $16 million contract, Sessions — who has scored 44 points in one game and had 24 assists in another in his young career — is playing anywhere from 14 to 28 minutes a night in a backup role to rookie Jonny Flynn.
Asked if this is a significant date, Kahn said, "No, not for us it isn’t. Tomorrow is Tuesday. We’re going home tomorrow. That’s the only significance."
Sessions and Flynn have played together little this season, which has reduced Sessions to a backup role and limited his playing time. Kahn said he doesn’t consider the matter an issue.
Sessions, 23, said the same.