Ian Begley: NYK GM Scott Perry on Ramon Sessions, who was waived to make room for Trey Burke: “We thank Ramon for being a consummate professional & providing this team with veteran leadership. He is incredibly well respected throughout the organization & we wish him the best moving forward.”
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The New York Knicks will waive point guard Ramon Sessions on Saturday to make room to sign G League guard and former lottery pick Trey Burke, league sources say. Burke, the No. 9 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, averaged 26.6 points per game on 49 percent shooting this season for the Westchester Knicks, New York’s G League team.
Trey Burke will reunite with University of Michigan teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. It is unclear, though, how Burke would fit into the Knicks’ rotation as Jack and Frank Ntilikina have taken the bulk of the minutes at point guard. The club has lost 10 of 13 and enters play Saturday three games out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Sessions began the season as the starting point guard but fell out of the rotation after an 0-3 start, replaced by veteran Jarrett Jack. New York is only responsible for $300,478 of the remaining salary owed to Sessions with the NBA picking up the remaining $857,270, per ESPN’s Bobby Marks. Through Saturday, Sessions had earned $1,170,904 out of his $2,328,652 salary. His full $1.47M salary will stay on the Knicks’ salary cap. The club’s decision to waive Sessions was first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Keith Pompey: The #NewYork #Knicks will request waivers on Ramon Sessions later today, according to a league source. With a guaranteed contract, the reserve PG will continue to get paid the rest of the season. He signed a one-year this offseason. #NBA
New York’s current starting point guard, Jarrett Jack, is the only Knick on a non-guaranteed deal. His contract will become guaranteed if he’s not cut by Jan. 7 because it takes a full 48 hours to clear waivers (the guarantee date is technically Jan. 10). Among the other 14 players on the roster, point guard Ramon Sessions would be the most likely waiver-wire candidate given his small contract and lack of playing time.
Knicks formally announce the signing of Ramon Sessions. League sources say Sessions’ deal is for one year at the league minimum.
Shams Charania: Sessions, Knicks have agreed on a one-year, $2.3M minimum deal, league sources tell The Vertical. twitter.com/ShamsCharania/…
According to a source, the Knicks are among a multitude of teams that have inquired about 31-year-old Ramon Sessions, who played for Charlotte last season.
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets won’t make it official until midnight, in case some trade comes up, but they will NOT pick up Ramon Sessions’ option.
Rick Bonnell: Spoke to an NBA source who confirmed the Hornets would have to exercise Ramon Sessions’ option before trading him. Too bad.
Barring an extreme change in circumstance over the next few days, Sessions will either be traded or become a free agent. It’s sensible for the Hornets to wait until the deadline to inform the league of their intentions, in case Sessions’ contract could be included in some trade.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Ramon Sessions. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. A native of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sessions returns to Charlotte, where he previously played from 2012-14. In addition to Charlotte, the nine-year NBA veteran has played for Milwaukee, Minnesota, Cleveland, the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento and Washington. He has appeared in 613 total games (142 starts) with career averages of 10.9 points, 4.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds.
Keith Pompey: PG Ramon Sessions gets 2-year deal to go to Charlotte in free agency. He received interest from #sixers, but they had yet to make an offer.
Jeff Zillgitt: Headed to Hornets on two-year, $12.5M deal, per person with knowledge of the deal.
Rick Bonnell: Ramon Sessions could be an option as @Charlotte Hornets backup point guard. How he finished last season: washingtonpost.com/news/wizards-i…
Sessions averaged 17.6 points and 9.6 assists in 32.1 minutes per game in the starts. He shot 55 percent from the floor and 46.2 percent from three-point range. He posted three double-doubles – his first three since April 2014 – and Washington went 4-1 with him conducting. Now the 30-year-old Sessions, an unrestricted free agent this summer, wants to become a full-time starter. “In this league everybody wants to be a starter,” Sessions said recently. “For me, my whole career’s kind of been that backup role, which I’ve been fine with. But at the end of the day, I do want to be a starter. I just feel like these last few games, I’m out here to show that. If somebody needs me to start, I can do it.”
Priority Sports & Entertainment has signed Washington Wizards guards Ramon Sessions and Garrett Temple. Founder and CEO Mark Bartelstein will represent them. Temple was formerly represented by Performance Sports Management and Sessions by Allegiant Athletic Agency. “Ramon is doing well in Washington and I expect great things for him in the future,” his former agent, A3’s Jared Karnes, said in an email.
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