Unveiled during today’s presser to introduce Luke Ridnour to Minnesota was the reason why rumors surrounding Ramon Sessions’ fate is exactly that; just rumors.
Last season Jonny Flynn injured his hip and was bothered through the end of the season. That injury has continued to nag him this summer even keeping him from playing in Las Vegas for summer league.
During today’s presser, Kahn mentioned that Flynn’s hip is continuing to nag and that they are looking into different treatment options to patch him up. Kahn made it clear that he does not want to go into the season with three point guards…If they’re healthy, that is. It would be a serious logjam if we did.
If Flynn’s hip grows into a serious problem which could require surgery or any long-term treatment that goes beyond October, the Wolves will be content rolling into the season with two healthy guards in Ridnour and Sessions. Both have the tools and drive to compete for a starting job and the wherewithal to slide back into a reserve role behind the other.
That should answer any questions on Sessions. There’s no reason to panic and trade him away frantically, similar to what happened with Al Jefferson. The Wolves will hold onto him to see if his market grows or to find out whether Flynn will be ready to go by the start of next season.