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A Trade That Makes Sense

I'm still sitting around waiting for Ed Stefanski to make a meaningful trade which actually makes the Sixers better on the court. It hasn't happened yet in his tenure as the team's general manager. Last night, I decided to take a look around the league and see if I could find something simple in the hopes that someone might be able to somehow get word to the big man.

This is as simple as it gets. Lou Williams to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Ramon Sessions. The TWolves have an overabundance of point guards and really no one on their roster who can create offense. The Sixers have an overabundance of bench players who can do nothing else but score and only one point guard. Seems like a match made in heaven, right?

Sessions is coming off an absolutely pitiful season in Minnesota after what was really a stellar sophomore campaign in Milwaukee. I'm willing to chalk up last season on playing a horrible system (the triangle) for his talents and being saddled with a terrible roster. On pure talent, I'd say Lou is the better player, but Sessions fits more of a need for the team and I think he's the type of player the Sixers should be going after.

Sessions is a legit backup point guard with some experience, and prior to last season, he was a very, very good defender to boot. Sessions is signed for the same amount of years as Lou. The swap would save the Sixers $2,753,580 total over the next three seasons, and $1,035,680 this season, giving them a bit more breathing room under the luxury tax should they want to actually make a signing to bolster their front court.

Seems like a no-brainer to me, which obviously means it's not going to happen, but a fan can dream.
by Brian on Jul 19 2010
Tags: Basketball | Lou Williams | Offseason | Ramon Sessions | Sixers | Trades |