The Washington Wizards plan to sign point guard Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract. Sessions played for the Wizards for two seasons.
The Washington Wizards plan to sign point guard Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, on Twitter. Being that the Washington Wizards have two open spots on their roster, no corresponding move will be needed.
Sessions played for the Washington Wizards during the 2014-15 season and the 2015-16 season. Sessions started the 2015-16 season with the Sacramento Kings but was traded to the Wizards in exchange for point guard Andre Miller. After the 2015-16 season, Sessions left the Wizards and signed with the Charlotte Hornets.
Sessions was fairly successful during his time in Washington. In the 2015-16 season, he averaged 20.3 minutes for the team, as well as 9.9 points per game, 2.9 assists per game, and shot 47.3% from the field.
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The Washington Wizards have been in search of a veteran point guard to fill in the gaps while John Wall is out dealing with an injury. During this search, they’ve been previously linked to both Derrick Rose and Ty Lawson as potential free agent options.
Even at 31-years-old, Sessions has shown he can still be a useful player for an NBA team. Last season with the Hornets he averaged 6.7 points per game, 2.6 assists per game, and shot 38% from the floor.
He played for the New York Knicks this season but had a rough year, averaging 3.7 points per game, 2.1 assists per game, and shooting 32.1% from the floor in just 12.9 minutes per game on average. The Knicks waived Sessions in January.
This 10-day contract with Sessions fills two needs. First, it gives the Wizards a cheap veteran point guard presence that they’re in need of, and second, it fulfills the requirement the Wizards had to sign a 14th player to their roster by the end of this week.
We’ll see if the Wizards elect to sign Sessions to a longer contract than 10 days or if they decide to pursue one of the free agent point guards that are out there, but it’s likely they’ll be making some sort of move fairly soon.