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Cavs Looking To Deal Delonte West For Minnesota's Ramon Sessions

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in "advanced talks" with the Minnesota Timberwolves involving a trade that would ship Delonte West to Minnesota while bringing back Ramon Sessions and possibly Ryan Hollins according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Brian Windhorst.

West isn't a very attractive on-court asset as he has had some recent legal concerns as he pleaded guilty last week to two gun charges in Maryland and was sentenced to eight months of house arrest and community service and will more than likely be suspended by the NBA, though his contract could hold some value for a team looking to shed salary.

Though West is currently on the books for $4.6 million next season, only $500,000 is guaranteed if he is waived before August 5.

After failing to land Kyle Lowry earlier this summer, Sessions would be a decent coup if he can revert back to the form that made him a highly-coveted though ultimately unheralded free agent following the 2008-2009 NBA season.

Windhorst describes Sessions' situation and what makes him attractive to Cleveland in the article quite succinctly.

However, with rookie Jonny Flynn getting most of the playing time, Sessions' minutes dropped to a career-low 21.1 last season. Earlier this month, the Wolves signed free-agent guard Luke Ridnour to a contract that made Sessions available in the trade market.

At 6-3, Sessions can play both guard spots. He is not a good jump shooter, but is effective in running the floor and creating his own shot, much like Williams. New Cavs coach Byron Scott has been pushing the team to look for multi-talented guards who can play alongside Williams in an up-tempo offense.

It's also worth noting that Windhorst reports that Sessions and Mo Williams are close friends.

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