This afternoon Gery Woelfel of the Milwaukee Racine Journal Times tweeted:
Knicks almost had deal 4 R. Sessions a month ago. Now Clippers apparently close. Mike Dunleavy mum on topic.
But within minutes news broke of a trade sending Rasual Butler and his $4 million salary to the Clippers in exchange for a future second round pick.
Are the Clippers really going to add another $4 million to their books for Sessions?
Hoopsworld’s Eric Pincus, who covers the Clippers, is skeptical:
personally i’m still skeptical that sessions to LAC happens – would Rasual coming make that even less likely? not sure yet
Note – if the Clippers can convince the Bucks to do a S&T for Sessions – the most LA can offer via their trade x is $3.455 mil starting
Clipper source/Sessions “Never out of the hunt for anything that makes us better but we feel pretty good about where we are right now.
I don’t think $3.455 million is what Sessions or Chubster Wells are looking for. If they are going to take that amount, I think they’d prefer to do it in New York to start for the Knicks. Not to compete with Telfair to play behind Baron Davis in a slow offense.
Also, I’m starting to take Gery Woelfel’s info with a smaller grain of salt every day. It’s clear to me that he’s just passing along Chubster’s talking points.
It might be that the Knicks are Sessions’ only real option and that Donnie and Chubster are just waiting each other out. The Knicks though, according to a RealGM report, are not all that interested anymore, though I think that this too is bluster to get Sessions to accept a lower amount.
Stay tuned, as if you had a choice.