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Could the Knicks want Ramon Sessions?

May 18, 2011, 7:18 PM EDT


Alan Hahn of thinks they might:

The Knicks weren’t in the lottery for the first time since 2007 (the second of two picks yielded to Chicago in the Eddy Curry trade), but the results of the drawing could set up an opportunity for them.

For one, the Cavaliers certainly have to strongly consider taking Duke point guard Kyrie Irving with the first overall pick. Irving is widely regarded as the top player in what many scouts and team executives are calling an extremely shallow draft. The Cavs already have Davis, whom they traded for last season, and yet also have Ramon Sessions. If they take Irving, you’d have to expect Sessions would be available.

Mike D’Antoni has wanted Sessions since 2009, when he was a restricted free agent. The 25 year old point guard is from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina — yes, the same place where D’Antoni’s brother, Knicks assistant coach Dan D’Antoni, coached high school ball — and both D’Antoni’s feel Sessions would be a perfect fit in this offense.

Sessions, a slashing, score-first guard with a shaky jump shot, had an up-and-down year for the Cavaliers, but he showed some flashes of serious productivity throughout the year. Before the Cavaliers acquired Baron Davis, Sessions was playing extremely well — the 25-year old averaged 19.9 points and 8.8 assists on 56.3% shooting in February.

Sessions’ defense was largely non-existent last season, but that’s never been a huge concern for D’Antoni, and Sessions could provide a tempo boost to a Knicks team that suddenly doesn’t feature many speedy guards on its roster. The Cavs now have some serious options after getting the #1 and #4 pick in the draft — this could be one they end up taking a serious look at.

  1. jstrizzle - May 18, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Just what the Knicks need. A score first guy who doesn’t play defense. I thought they just traded for one to go along with their existing one.

  2. leearmon - May 18, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Would be a smart pickup. Another asset to trade to New Orleans at the deadline. Sessions had a breakout season last year, and the Hornets could use a young point guard and the Cap relief of Billups’ expiring.

  3. chris woolford - May 18, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    And who on the Knicks roster would the Cavs be interested in trading for? There’s no one (unless they want to swap Baron for Carmelo as well LOL).

  4. ljl2 - May 18, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s this year’s first round pick.

  5. supermattbjorke - May 19, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    i got to watch sessions in MN for the wolves. and the dude sucks never start, even for us which is shocking. Always was shoot first mentality. Perfect fit for knicks. But not the t-wolves either way Waste your money on him if you dont get cp3 or nash.

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