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Ramon Sessions
Ramon Sessions
Position: G
Born: 04/11/86
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $2,328,652
Scott Perry on Frank Ntilikina’s shooting slump: “I see a 19-year-old whose eyes are wide open. He’s a sponge. This is a young kid trying to figure out not only the NBA game but moving to a new country. There’s a lot of adjusting going on. He’s trying to master what I believe is the toughest position in the game. Fortunately, we have two veterans in the locker room in Jarrett Jack and Ramon Sessions — Jarrett being the more vocal guy. He’s got good mentors in his position. Defensively, he’s further ahead. I think it’s a good thing for a young player. My experience is trying to figure out with rookies: Who can they matchup up on the defensive end? That’s one of his strengths. Once he gets through the entire league, he’ll continue to become more aggressive on the offensive end and figure things out.”
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek orchestrated a point guard overhaul. Jarrett Jack and rookie Frank Ntilikina were in. Ramon Sessions and Ro Baker were out. “It’s been frustrating a little bit,” Baker said. “But I’m humbled to be in the position I am in. What’s tough is not being able to contribute when you win. We’ve been very successful to this point. When you see your teammates having success, it makes you want to be a part of it. I am a part of it, but in a different way. You just wish you were on the court to be part of this, especially winning at home.”
Ian Begley: One factor in decision to waive Kuzminskas over Ramon Sessions, as reported by @Adrian Wojnarowski, was due to the recent injury history of Jarrett Jack, per sources. The Knicks have to eat around $3 million to waive Kuzminskas— about 700K more than they would have if they waived Sessions.
Storyline: Mindaugas Kuzminskas Free Agency
Mindaugas Kuzminskas says he’ll have “a sleepless’’ night as he awaits the Knicks’ decision on who goes or stays. If the Knicks can’t make a trade, say getting a late first-rounder for backup center Kyle O’Quinn, the two likely candidates to be waived Sunday to make room for Joakim Noah’s return from drug suspension is either banished point guard Ramon Sessions or the exiled Kuzminskas.
In the second quarter Wednesday at Amway Center, Jeff Hornacek motioned to the bench. Point guard Ramon Sessions popped up, started taking off his warm-up top. It was a false alarm. A Knicks assistant told him to sit back down. Either Sessions misread Hornacek’s intentions or, as the veteran said, “Coach changed his mind.” “I’ve played my whole career, first time in my 11 years this has actually happened,” Sessions said in his first remarks on his demotion. “I’ve been around a while, been around different scenarios. It’s still early. It’s a long season. In the NBA, a lot of things can happen.’’
Previously, Jarrett Jack had been credited with organizing and calming the offense amid allegations the players didn’t know all the plays. It was implied Sessions, a penetrator, wasn’t working out in that area. Sessions doesn’t buy it. “I don’t think it’s something I fell short of,’’ Sessions said. “The more practices we got, the more games we played, it would get to that point. It wasn’t nothing I was lacking in that department.”
“Man, that’s just part of being a teammate,” he said. “Being in this business you’ve got so many things that are called upon you at different times. You’ve just got to be ready for them, try to execute them to the best of your ability. Whether it’s running this squad, whether it’s me and Ramon (Sessions) showing Frank the ropes, that’s something we were going to do anyway. I don’t think anybody had to call upon us to go over and do that. That’s in our nature. People did it for us. It’s just in the nature of the business, the nature of a teammate just to try to pass that knowledge down to somebody else.