HoopsHype Ryan Hollins rumors
Sam: Chris Richard always seems a possibility. As Gar Forman suggested Thursday, they’ll go with what they have now with the idea they weren’t playing Thomas, so that’s like an addition to the front line. With Boozer, Gibson, Asik and Thomas and Deng playing four on occasion, they figure for now there aren’t minutes, anyway, for someone else, and hardly anyone who would be good enough to play ahead of whom they already have. But I’ve got plenty of associate GMs on my emailing staff and some of the names suggested in trades or pickups include Craig Smith, Aaron Gray, Ryan Hollins, Derrick Brown, Joey Dorsey, Marressee Speights and Hasheem Thabeet. You’d probably have to give up J.J. in a deal, and, frankly, I’d rather keep him and get him some time before I give up on him. NBA.com
The Cavs traded Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for guard Ramon Sessions, center Ryan Hollins and the Timberwolves’ second-round pick in 2013. Sessions, 24, is the key from the Cavaliers’ perspective as they continue to find pieces that will fit new coach Byron Scott’s up-tempo offense. His minutes were cut considerably last season, when he averaged 8.2 points and 3.1 assists in about 20 minutes a game in his first season after signing a four-year, $16 million deal with the Timberwolves. Sessions, 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, will be reunited with point guard Mo Williams. The two played together in Milwaukee during Sessions’ rookie season in 2007-08, when Sessions became the first 20-20 player in Bucks history with 20 points and 24 assists in a game against the Chicago Bulls. Sessions’ best year was 2008-09, when he averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 assists and set a career-high with 44 points against the Detroit Pistons. Akron Beacon Journal
Sessions goes from the Timberwolves with center Ryan Hollins and a 2013 second-round pick to the Cavaliers for guards Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair. The News-Herald of suburban Cleveland had first reported trade specifics. "I talked to Ramon and he's ecstatic,'' Wells said in an interview with FanHouse. "He's really, really excited about going to what he thinks is a good situation.'' FanHouse.com
Marc J. Spears: Cleveland trades Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair to Minnesota for Ramon Sessions, Ryan Hollins and a draft pick, a source told Y! Sports. Twitter
Bob Finnan: Still working on confirmation, but here's what just heard: Sebastian Telfair and Delonte West to Minny for Ramon Sessions and Ryan Hollins. Twitter
Greg Kozarik: Sources say that Ryan Hollins would be part of trade with #Cavs despite Kahn telling Minn. reporters that he was not shopping him.. Twitter
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