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Report: Cavaliers shopping Sessions, Davis “hard”

Jun 15, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT

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In a little over a week the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to make Kyrie Irving their point guard of the future when they draft him No. 1 overall.

So they are trying to dump the point guards of now.

The Cavaliers are shopping Ramon Sessions and Baron Davis hard, according to Chad Ford of ESPN (this is behind ESPN’s pay wall).

This is not really a shock, Session’s agent has said as much. And there will be a market for a solid point guard like Sessions — the Knicks, the Lakers and plenty of other teams might be willing to take him on. They are not going to give up a lot to get him, but there could be a deal there.

Davis is a different challenge. Davis has two years and $28.6 million left on his contract, so he will be more difficult to move (although the Clippers just did it). The Clippers wanted to move Davis in part because of concerns about his work ethic and impact on a young locker room — they feared he would teach more bad habits than good. But he played pretty well for the Clippers last season and has been a model citizen since coming to Cleveland.

The Cavaliers will have to give up some sweetener to move Davis, something they may not want to do. And teams will balk at taking on that salary before they see what the new Collective Bargaining Agreement looks like. But getting that salary off the books would be good for Cleveland.

  1. edmazeing1 - Jun 15, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    So in the end what was the reason they have for going after BAron in the first place??

    • goforthanddie - Jun 15, 2011 at 1:58 PM

      I believe they also got the pick that will shortly become Irving. Could be wrong.

      • tashkalucy - Jun 15, 2011 at 2:02 PM


        They got the first pick in the NBA Draft.

        Does that count?

    • savocabol1 - Jun 15, 2011 at 4:24 PM

      First pick in the draft was a pretty good reason

  2. teke184 - Jun 15, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Getting rid of Sessions shouldn’t be a problem, as he produces well and doesn’t make a lot of money.

    Baron, OTOH, is a locker-room cancer who is under contract until the end of the 2012-2013 season making about $14 million a year. Unless they’re willing to take on an insanely stupid contract in return, like Hedo or Gilbert Arenas from the Magic, they’re probably stuck with him barring an amnesty.

  3. love4cle - Jun 15, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Sessions can go, I have no problem with that. However, getting rid of Davis for nothing in return would be absurd. He has already said he wants to mentor Irving, and its not like anyone else on this team can do that. Plus hes got one hell of a beard

  4. edmazeing1 - Jun 15, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    What happiens if irving, become another Dejuan wagner then what happien to the cavs?

    • wcbb2 - Jun 16, 2011 at 5:04 PM

      Yea, I’d be willing to bet Irving isn’t going to get ulcerative colitis and have his colon removed.

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