"...Knicks almost had deal 4 R. Sessions a month ago. Now Clippers apparently close. Mike Dunleavy mum on topic..."...a source has confirmed that the negotiations will commence again.
And lets be clear, it hasn't been a month because we told you that Walsh was waiting until after August 1st, which Woelfel later tweeted himself (see July 31st.)
Considering how certain agents have misjudged the market this summer, and from what I've been told, it's clear that Sessions' agent Chubby Wells is forcing Ramon on the Clippers as means to force a better deal from Donnie Walsh.
There is speculation but nothing clear as to what the hold up is with Sessions and the Knicks in agreeing on an offer sheet. Sessions and his agent would be making a huge mistake if he tried to play hardball with the Knicks and their 2010 plan especially if he passes on the opportunity to give himself the chance to join a team that will have great roster flexibility after this season and the possibility of playing with a star player.
Either way, all signs are still pointing to the Knicks and Sessions working out a deal, if the player and the agent can understand what this organization is trying to build moving forward and are wise enough to get on board.
Again, if the Bucks aren't just playing possum ready to match reasonable offers.
So if you're Walsh, you have to figure out, numbers-wise, what makes the best sense for your organization's future and what's attractive to the player, versus what you think the Bucks will match.
Hence the holdup.
But fans should be careful not to knee jerk. Obviously, we want to make moves and add talent, but without Walsh's patience, which some find annoying, the team could be making a brash mistake. And we've seen plenty of those, haven't we?
I'll reiterate what Walsh said to me during the draft workouts when I asked him if he were confident that he could improve the roster to a playoff level. He said:
"I won't be confident until I do it."