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2011 NBA Trade Deadline: Ramon Sessions, Manny Harris For Jeff Teague, Mo Evans Rumored

The Atlanta Hawks may be making a trade deadline move.

Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears tweets that Atlanta's basketball team is mulling over a trade that would ship second-year PG Jeff Teague and veteran swingman Maurice Evans to the league-worst Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for PG Ramon Sessions and SG Manny Harris.

The move would bring another point guard to Atlanta, who would either backup Mike Bibby or take the starting job away. The Hawks have been actively seeking to improve at the point ahead of Thursday's trade deadline as they make a playoff push down the stretch.

Session's stock rose when the Myrtle Beach, S.C. native took the reigns at point for the lowly Cavs while Mo Williams was hurt. Sessions is averaging 12 points and 5 assists in 55 games with Cleveland this season.

The trade would be a close to wash for the Hawks from a financial standpoint this season. They'd take on an additional $460K in salary, but would be within $100,000 either way of the luxury tax threshold. Teague makes just under $4 million,while Harris is paid $473,000. Evans is slated to earn $2.5 million, while Teague earns just under $1.5 million.

However, Atlanta would add an additional $3.4 million to its books for next season, when you add Session's $4.25 million salary to Harris' $780,000 salary and subtract Teague's $1.6 million contract. Evans is a free agent after the season.

Sessions is also under contract for $4.6 million in the 2012-13 campaign.

Evans has had a disappointing 2010-11 season and is averaging 4.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in just under 18 minutes a game. Teague has never really gained the confidence of new coach Larry Drew. Last year's first round pick is averaging under four points a game in 45 contests this season.

The undrafted Harris boasts averages of 6.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 39 contests this year.

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