Saturday , Sep , 05 , 2009 Oly Sandor

Does Ramon Sessions replace Ricky Rubio in Minnesota’s backcourt?

By tendering Ramon Sessions an offer sheet, the Minnesota Timberwolves are clearly moving on without Ricky Rubio. After all, Jonny Flynn, a 2009 lottery pick, and Sessions, a budding star, give the club a young 1-2 punch at lead guard. This was expected. When Rubio left the Timberwolves at the alter for FC Regal Barcelona last week, President David Kahn warned the Spanish sensation his standing with the team could change …


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NBA news: “The waiting and wondering is finally over for restricted free agent Ramon Sessions, who agreed Friday to sign a four-year, $16 million offer sheet with the Minnesota Timberwolves.”  (Chris Sheridan, ESPN)

My Quick Reaction: Adios Ricky!

By tendering Ramon Sessions an offer sheet, the Minnesota Timberwolves are clearly moving on without Ricky Rubio. After all, Jonny Flynn, a 2009 lottery pick, and Sessions, a budding star, give the club a young 1-2 punch at lead guard.

This was expected. When Rubio left the Timberwolves at the alter for FC Regal Barcelona last week, President David Kahn warned the Spanish sensation his standing with the team could change.

And it did.

Good on Kahn and Minnesota for taking action. In Sessions, they get immediate help (provided Milwaukee doesn’t match the offer sheet). He can score, distribute, start, or provide a spark off the bench.

At 23, the tiny table-setter will grow with the Timberwolves’ blue-chip core of Flynn, Kevin Love, and Al Jefferson. And Sessions is cheap; $4 million per annum is a drop in the bucket for a sixth man of the year candidate with upside.

Now Minnesota can trade Rubio’s rights on their terms. Best of all, winning the Sessions sweepstakes shows improving is the mandate under Kahn.

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