Cavs Send West, Telfair to T-Wolves for Sessions, Hollins
The Cleveland Cavaliers continued to shed off their memories of LeBron James, trading his trusty sidekick, Delonte West, to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.
West was accompanied by point guard Sebastian Telfair in the move to Minnesota, which in return gave up Ramon Sessions, Ryan Hollins, and a future second-round pick. Cleveland decided to pursue Sessions after its bid for Houston’s Kyle Lowry failed to materialize when the Rockets matched the Cavs offer.
Sessions, a versatile point guard, averaged 8.2 points per game last season while playing back-up to rookie Jonny Flynn. Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant said the they are “excited to add a young, multi-dimensional guard” with the acquisition of Sessions. However, the trade means the Cavaliers have now lost their top-two scorers from last season with the departure of James and West.
Hollins is an athletic seven-footer but needs development to reach his full potential. He averaged 6.1 points and a dismal 2.8 rebounds last season. He is expected to play back-up to Anderson Varejao in the Cavs roster, which is also reeling from the loss of veteran center Zydrunas Ilgauskas.