Cleveland Cavaliers: Why Sessions Trade to Hawks Is a Smart Move

Brandon SmithContributor IMarch 2, 2012

With about 12 days until the NBA trade deadline, the Cavaliers have received much interest in their backup point guard, Ramon Sessions.

However, many of these deals would not provide the Cavaliers with a necessary foundation for a continued rebuilding phase.

Even though the Cavaliers would get a first round pick in most of these scenarios, the other entities in the deals will not help them in the long run.

There is one exception to this problem, and that is Sessions being traded to the Atlanta Hawks.

Recent rumors have been swirling around about a deal with these two teams.

The rumored deal would give the Cavaliers the Hawks' first round pick in the upcoming draft, and also the small forward, Marvin Williams.

In return, the Atlanta Hawks would get Ramon Sessions.

This is a win-win for both teams.

Here are some reasons why:

1) The Cavaliers get a first round pick that could turn into a late-teens pick.

2) The Hawks get a reliable point guard in Sessions, who is much more effective than Jeff Teague and Jannero Pargo.

3) The Cavaliers get a long armed small forward, who can help on the boards.

4) The Hawks take on the $8.8 million contract, which is over two years, of Sessions. They also get rid of the $15.8 million that Williams will get in the next two years.

Judged on these four reasons, there is no doubting the trade would help benefit both teams.

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