Sunday , Feb , 08 , 2009 J.N.

Ramon Sessions and Mike Conley legit?


Ramon Sessions and Mike Conley legit?I’m pretty sure people are too focused on the Lebron James vs. Kobe Bryant battle on ABC or the top rookie point guards, but I’m interested in these two guys because they do not get much press or fanfare. One guy came directly from the D-League and the other was the 4th pick in the draft that was looking like a bust. One guy finally got his shot last season to prove that he belonged and the other one was proving that he probably doesn’t belong. It’s ironic that these two are finally emerging yet their paths will intersect.

http://my.journaltimes.com/post/woelfel-world-of-sports/are_bucks_set_to_play_lets_make_a_deal.html

From what I’ve been gathering, the proposed deal sends Ramon Sessions for Mike Conley. The deal is on the table waiting for Bucks’ owner Herb Kohl to approve. This is almost like trading Chris Paul for Deron Williams or vice versa, but the problem is which one is Paul and which one is D-Wills? Most would take Paul because at least he grabs rebounds and gets steals at an amazing clip; 2 things he has over Deron.

But Deron is no slouch either.

I guess it really depends what else are you getting back in addition? Rookie forward Joe Alexander and Memphis’ future pick are involved. I just don’t know what kind of pick it is. Is it a second rounder or a future first? Surprisingly this has become Mike Conley Jr. versus Ramon Sessions.

Which one is the better point guard?

That’s what Bucks’ GM John Hammond has reportedly decided. He’s taking Mike Conley by offering up Ramon Sessions. I hope he knows what he is doing. This shows that Scott Skiles has more pull than we thought. Think about it. He started Luke Ridnour over Sessions for some unknown reason. I bet Skiles never liked his defense or didn’t want Sessions breaking his precious 30 assists game. If he did, Skiles would then be irrelevant in NBA history. But then again, Ridnour is not much better defensively either. I don’t get it. Where was Scott Skiles when Sessions was blowing up?

He was fired from the Chicago Bulls sitting at home in April 2008 watching Ramon log these types of games:

  • April 2 – 8 pts, 8 assists, 2 steals
  • April 4 – 11 pts, 7 assists, 4 boards
  • 6th – 8 pts, 10 assists
  • 8th – 13 pts, 7 assists, 6 boards, 3 steals
  • 9th – 6 pts, 10 assists
  • 11th – 8 pts, 14 assists, 5 boards, 2 steals
  • 12th – 12 pts, 6 boards, 13 assists, 2 steals
  • 14th – 20 pts, 24 assists (rookie record), 8 boards
  • 16th – 25 pts, 14 assists, 7 boards, 3 steals

Obviously he knew. He did something similar back in Chicago when he started Hinrich and Duhon over Ben Gordon. Note to Skiles: Not everyone can be good defensively. Most players have weaknesses.

Everyone please realize that Sessions put up these numbers barely knowing his crap teammates.

Yes. Please Believe.

Sessions blew up against the Detroit Pistons for 44 points, 12 assists, and 5 boards while shooting 72 percent. Can Mike Conley put up similar numbers?

Conley has been showing signs lately. The past six games from January 28, 2009 through February 7th he’s been averaging 14.1 points, 6.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds. Those numbers will steadily rise as he grows.

I’ll ask again: Which one is the better player? Would you even do the trade? If this trade goes through, who got the better end of the deal?

Things to consider:
1) No one knows the potential of either kid.
2) No one knows the potential of Joe Alexander.
3) No one knows what the pick will bring back for Milwaukee.

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