With less then a week until the NBA trade deadline, trade talks and rumors are starting to heat up.
New York Knicks fans have been flooded with talk surrounding Carmelo Anthony, so let’s take a step away from that saga and focus on Ramon Sessions.
The Knicks offered Sessions a one-year deal two years ago, which he turned down; however, he has recently been linked to trade rumors with the Knicks.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a rough season thus far, but Sessions has recently exploded.
During the month of February, Sessions is averaging 19.6 points per game, 8.9 assists per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, two steals per game, all while shooting 58.6 percent from the field and 88.5 percent from the line.
Last night against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sessions put on a dominant performance. He carved up the Lakers defense like no other point guard has this year.
After Mo Williams went down with an injury, Sessions started the second half and finished the game with 32 points and eight assists.
The Knicks have been riding Raymond Felton very hard this season. He is averaging 38 minutes per game and we have started to see his performance begin to slow down.
It is very important for the Knicks to acquire a backup point guard before the trade deadline in order to take some of the weight off of Felton’s shoulders.
Sessions would be the perfect backup point guard in Mike D’Antoni’s system because he can push the ball and can score the ball.
Even before his recent hot streak, the Knicks personnel have loved Sessions. I was disappointed when he turned down the contract offer in the offseason, but I would be very happy to acquire him now.
Between Sessions and Felton running the point there would be no noticeable difference between the first and second teams. Sessions would keep the energy up and get all the players on the floor involved.
Bringing in Sessions would allow Toney Douglas to move over to his natural position of shooting guard and allow him to take more spot-up jumpers, which is an area he has excelled in this season.
I think it would be a great fit for Sessions in New York, and I hope that Donnie Walsh is able to trade for him without giving up too much.