T'Wolves team president David Kahn can breathe easy - his master plan of acquiring every available point guard is back on track. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Bucks general manager John Hammond confirmed today he will not match the four-year, $16.4 million offer sheet tendered by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Bucks were facing a 4 p.m. deadline to match the offer or relinquish the rights to the 6-foot-3 point guard.
Now the 23-year-old Sessions will join the Timberwolves and could become the team’s starting shooting guard in a tandem with rookie point guard Jonny Flynn.
The T'Wolves seem intent on pioneering the two-point guard backcourt. Here's Kahn's statement about Sessions when they signed him to the offer sheet a week ago:
Ramon has the ability to play both guard positions, and thus will be able to complement the members of our current backcourt.
Here's Kahn on the recently acquired Antonio Daniels:
Antonio has the ability to play both guard positions and will provide a veteran presence and added flexibility to our backcourt.
Notice a pattern? Kahn seems infatuated with so-called "combo" guards who can play both backcourt positions. Sessions and Daniels are big enough point guards to play shooting guard in spurts, but you would not want to build your team around them manning that spot full time. Both would have trouble checking bigger shooting guards, and neither of them is a pure scorer.
With Jonny Flynn, Ramon Sessions, Antonio Daniels and Chucky Atkins all on the roster, the T'Wolves are overstocked with point guards who Kahn seems intent on masquerading as shooting guards. Not a particularly auspicious beginning for the new team president.