Sessions could get squeezed by draft
If and when the Cavaliers draft Kyrie Irving in 11 days, it will give
them three quality point guards on the roster. That might be one too
many for Ramon Sessions’ liking.
Sessions would seem to be the odd man out, with Irving as the point
guard of the future and Baron Davis on hand to groom him as such.
Sessions averaged 13.3 points and 5.2 assists last season, his first in
Cleveland. Now 25 and a four-year veteran, Sessions believes he can
start in this league. That doesn’t appear likely to happen in Cleveland.
Sessions’ agent, Chubby Wells, hasn’t asked the Cavaliers for a trade yet. That might change after the draft.
”Obviously something has to give,” Wells said. ”I don’t see how they can keep all three of those guys.”
Coach Byron Scott said during the season he likes to have three point guards available, but the Cavs may struggle to find enough minutes to keep Sessions happy.
He averaged 14.5 points and 5.9 assists in 38 starts for the Cavs, compared to 12.2 points and 4.5 assists as a reserve. He played most of the season with a hernia that has since been surgically repaired.
Wells said Sessions’ final checkup following surgery is in the next couple of weeks, after which time he’ll be cleared to begin working out. Sessions has been healing at his home in Atlanta.
His name popped up in trade rumors around the All-Star break and there would likely be a decent market for Sessions, who resuscitated his career here after one miserable season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
”He’s in a good place right now,” Wells said. ”He’s not a rookie anymore.”